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The Shadow of Sophocles: Tragedy and the Ethics of Leadership

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The Shadow of Sophocles : Tragedy and the Ethics of Leadership. / Amiridis, Konstantinos.

In: Business Ethics Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 1, 01.2018, p. 15-29.

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Amiridis, Konstantinos. / The Shadow of Sophocles : Tragedy and the Ethics of Leadership. In: Business Ethics Quarterly. 2018 ; Vol. 28, No. 1. pp. 15-29.

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