Are trade credits a gain or a drain? Power in the sale of feed to pangasius and tilapia farmers in Bangladesh

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Are trade credits a gain or a drain? Power in the sale of feed to pangasius and tilapia farmers in Bangladesh. / Islam, Imranul; Nielsen, Max; Schulze-Ehlers, Birgit; Zaman, Badiuz; Theilade, Ida.

I: Aquaculture Economics & Management, Bind 24, Nr. 3, 2020, s. 338-354.

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Islam, I, Nielsen, M, Schulze-Ehlers, B, Zaman, B & Theilade, I 2020, 'Are trade credits a gain or a drain? Power in the sale of feed to pangasius and tilapia farmers in Bangladesh', Aquaculture Economics & Management, bind 24, nr. 3, s. 338-354. https://doi.org/10.1080/13657305.2020.1729896

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Islam, I., Nielsen, M., Schulze-Ehlers, B., Zaman, B., & Theilade, I. (2020). Are trade credits a gain or a drain? Power in the sale of feed to pangasius and tilapia farmers in Bangladesh. Aquaculture Economics & Management, 24(3), 338-354. https://doi.org/10.1080/13657305.2020.1729896

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Islam I, Nielsen M, Schulze-Ehlers B, Zaman B, Theilade I. Are trade credits a gain or a drain? Power in the sale of feed to pangasius and tilapia farmers in Bangladesh. Aquaculture Economics & Management. 2020;24(3):338-354. https://doi.org/10.1080/13657305.2020.1729896

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Islam, Imranul ; Nielsen, Max ; Schulze-Ehlers, Birgit ; Zaman, Badiuz ; Theilade, Ida. / Are trade credits a gain or a drain? Power in the sale of feed to pangasius and tilapia farmers in Bangladesh. I: Aquaculture Economics & Management. 2020 ; Bind 24, Nr. 3. s. 338-354.

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