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From stress to resistance: Challenging the capitalist underpinnings of mental unhealth in work and organizations

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From stress to resistance : Challenging the capitalist underpinnings of mental unhealth in work and organizations. / Thanem, Torkild; Elraz, Hadar.

In: International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol. 24, No. 4, 31.10.2022, p. 577-598.

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Thanem T, Elraz H. From stress to resistance: Challenging the capitalist underpinnings of mental unhealth in work and organizations. International Journal of Management Reviews. 2022 Oct 31;24(4):577-598. Epub 2022 Apr 14. doi: 10.1111/ijmr.12293

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Thanem, Torkild ; Elraz, Hadar. / From stress to resistance : Challenging the capitalist underpinnings of mental unhealth in work and organizations. In: International Journal of Management Reviews. 2022 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 577-598.

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