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The effect of the recession on the quality of working life of UK managers: an empirical study

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The effect of the recession on the quality of working life of UK managers : an empirical study. / Worrall, Les; Cooper, Cary.

In: International Journal of Management Practice, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2014, p. 1-18.

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Worrall, Les ; Cooper, Cary. / The effect of the recession on the quality of working life of UK managers : an empirical study. In: International Journal of Management Practice. 2014 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 1-18.

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