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Reinserting the professional into the study of professional service firms. / Faulconbridge, James R.; Muzio, Daniel.

In: Global Networks, Vol. 7, No. 3, 07.2007, p. 249-270.

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Faulconbridge, James R. ; Muzio, Daniel. / Reinserting the professional into the study of professional service firms. In: Global Networks. 2007 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 249-270.

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