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Foreign employers as relief routes: women, multinational corporations and managerial careers in Japan

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Foreign employers as relief routes : women, multinational corporations and managerial careers in Japan. / Bozkurt, Ödül .

In: Gender, Work and Organization, Vol. 19, No. 3, 05.2012, p. 225-253.

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Bozkurt, Ödül . / Foreign employers as relief routes : women, multinational corporations and managerial careers in Japan. In: Gender, Work and Organization. 2012 ; Vol. 19, No. 3. pp. 225-253.

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