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Ideology in management studies. / Seeck, Hannele; Sturdy, Andrew; Boncori, Anne-Laure; Fougère, Martin.

In: International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol. 22, No. 1, 14.01.2020, p. 53-74.

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Seeck, H, Sturdy, A, Boncori, A-L & Fougère, M 2020, 'Ideology in management studies', International Journal of Management Reviews, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 53-74. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12215

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Seeck, H., Sturdy, A., Boncori, A-L., & Fougère, M. (2020). Ideology in management studies. International Journal of Management Reviews, 22(1), 53-74. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12215

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Seeck H, Sturdy A, Boncori A-L, Fougère M. Ideology in management studies. International Journal of Management Reviews. 2020 Jan 14;22(1):53-74. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12215

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Seeck, Hannele ; Sturdy, Andrew ; Boncori, Anne-Laure ; Fougère, Martin. / Ideology in management studies. In: International Journal of Management Reviews. 2020 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 53-74.

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