What Makes Somewhere the Best Place to Live?
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Pirjo Laaksonen, Minna-Maarit Jaskari, Hanna Leipämaa-Leskinen, and Martti Laaksonen (2011) ,"What Makes Somewhere the Best Place to Live?", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 9, eds. Alan Bradshaw, Chris Hackley, and Pauline Maclaran, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 304-309.
Pirjo Laaksonen, University of Vaasa, Finland
Minna-Maarit Jaskari, University of Vaasa, Finland
Hanna Leipämaa-Leskinen, University of Vaasa, Finland
Martti Laaksonen, University of Vaasa, Finland
E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 9 | 2011
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