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Work, ICT and travel in multinational corporations: the synthetic work mobility situation

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Work, ICT and travel in multinational corporations : the synthetic work mobility situation. / Faulconbridge, James; Jones, Ian ; Anable, Jillian; Marsden, Greg.

In: New Technology, Work and Employment, Vol. 35, No. 2, 28.07.2020, p. 195-214.

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Faulconbridge, J, Jones, I, Anable, J & Marsden, G 2020, 'Work, ICT and travel in multinational corporations: the synthetic work mobility situation', New Technology, Work and Employment, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 195-214. https://doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12162

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Faulconbridge, J., Jones, I., Anable, J., & Marsden, G. (2020). Work, ICT and travel in multinational corporations: the synthetic work mobility situation. New Technology, Work and Employment, 35(2), 195-214. https://doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12162

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Faulconbridge J, Jones I, Anable J, Marsden G. Work, ICT and travel in multinational corporations: the synthetic work mobility situation. New Technology, Work and Employment. 2020 Jul 28;35(2):195-214. https://doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12162

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Faulconbridge, James ; Jones, Ian ; Anable, Jillian ; Marsden, Greg. / Work, ICT and travel in multinational corporations : the synthetic work mobility situation. In: New Technology, Work and Employment. 2020 ; Vol. 35, No. 2. pp. 195-214.

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