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The Silent Politics of Temporal Work : A Case Study of a Management Consulting Project to Redesign Public Health Care. / McGivern, Gerry ; Dopson, Sue ; Ferlie, Ewan; Fischer , Michael ; Fitzgerald , Louise ; Ledger, Jean; Bennett, Chris.

In: Organization Studies, 14.07.2017.

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McGivern, G, Dopson, S, Ferlie, E, Fischer , M, Fitzgerald , L, Ledger, J & Bennett, C 2017, 'The Silent Politics of Temporal Work: A Case Study of a Management Consulting Project to Redesign Public Health Care', Organization Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840617708004

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McGivern, G., Dopson, S., Ferlie, E., Fischer , M., Fitzgerald , L., Ledger, J., & Bennett, C. (2017). The Silent Politics of Temporal Work: A Case Study of a Management Consulting Project to Redesign Public Health Care. Organization Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840617708004

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McGivern G, Dopson S, Ferlie E, Fischer M, Fitzgerald L, Ledger J et al. The Silent Politics of Temporal Work: A Case Study of a Management Consulting Project to Redesign Public Health Care. Organization Studies. 2017 Jul 14. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840617708004

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McGivern, Gerry ; Dopson, Sue ; Ferlie, Ewan ; Fischer , Michael ; Fitzgerald , Louise ; Ledger, Jean ; Bennett, Chris. / The Silent Politics of Temporal Work : A Case Study of a Management Consulting Project to Redesign Public Health Care. In: Organization Studies. 2017.

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