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Comparative analysis of employment contracts

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Publication date2012
Host publicationHandbook of Research in Comparative Human Resource Management
EditorsC. Brewster, W. Mayrhofer
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)978-1847207265
<mark>Original language</mark>English


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