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Organizational decision-making discourse and power: integrating across contexts and scales

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Organizational decision-making discourse and power: integrating across contexts and scales. / Kwon, W; Clarke, I M; Wodak, R.

In: Discourse and Communication, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2009, p. 273-302.

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Kwon, W ; Clarke, I M ; Wodak, R. / Organizational decision-making discourse and power: integrating across contexts and scales. In: Discourse and Communication. 2009 ; Vol. 3, No. 3. pp. 273-302.

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