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Work-life balance: working for whom? / Gatrell, C J; Cooper, C L.

In: European Journal of International Management, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2008, p. 71-86.

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Gatrell, CJ & Cooper, CL 2008, 'Work-life balance: working for whom?', European Journal of International Management, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 71-86.

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Gatrell, C. J., & Cooper, C. L. (2008). Work-life balance: working for whom? European Journal of International Management, 2(1), 71-86.

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Gatrell CJ, Cooper CL. Work-life balance: working for whom? European Journal of International Management. 2008;2(1):71-86.

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Gatrell, C J ; Cooper, C L. / Work-life balance: working for whom?. In: European Journal of International Management. 2008 ; Vol. 2, No. 1. pp. 71-86.

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