Accounting for goodwill
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Accounting for goodwill a discussion paper by Accounting Standards Committee (London, England)

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Published by Accounting Standards Committee in London .
Written in English


  • Goodwill (Commerce) -- Accounting.

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Edition Notes

Statement[Accounting Standards Committee].
LC ClassificationsHF5681.G6 A27 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination43 p. ;
Number of Pages43
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3799941M
ISBN 100852912765
LC Control Number81104081

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