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Managerial organization and professional autonomy: A discourse-based conceptualization

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Managerial organization and professional autonomy: A discourse-based conceptualization. / Thomas, Pete; Hewitt, Jan.

In: Organization Studies, Vol. 32, No. 10, 2011, p. 1373-1393.

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Thomas P, Hewitt J. Managerial organization and professional autonomy: A discourse-based conceptualization. Organization Studies. 2011;32(10):1373-1393. doi: 10.1177/0170840611416739

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Thomas, Pete ; Hewitt, Jan. / Managerial organization and professional autonomy: A discourse-based conceptualization. In: Organization Studies. 2011 ; Vol. 32, No. 10. pp. 1373-1393.

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