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The impact of diversity on group and individual performance

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The impact of diversity on group and individual performance. / Homroy, Swarnodeep; Soo, Kwok Tong.

Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2014. (Economics Working Paper Series; Vol. 2014, No. 13).

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Homroy, S & Soo, KT 2014 'The impact of diversity on group and individual performance' Economics Working Paper Series, no. 13, vol. 2014, Lancaster University, Department of Economics, Lancaster.

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Homroy, S., & Soo, K. T. (2014). The impact of diversity on group and individual performance. (Economics Working Paper Series; Vol. 2014, No. 13). Lancaster University, Department of Economics.

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Homroy S, Soo KT. The impact of diversity on group and individual performance. Lancaster: Lancaster University, Department of Economics. 2014. (Economics Working Paper Series; 13).

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Homroy, Swarnodeep ; Soo, Kwok Tong. / The impact of diversity on group and individual performance. Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2014. (Economics Working Paper Series; 13).

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