Institut for Forretningsudvikling og Teknologi

Ismail Golgeci

Foreign Firm Operations and Skills Development of Local Employees in Violence-hit Countries

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Foreign Firm Operations and Skills Development of Local Employees in Violence-hit Countries. / Golgeci, Ismail; Arslan, Ahmad; Khan, Zaheer ; Kontkanen, Minnie .

I: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Bind 162, 120376, 01.2021.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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Golgeci, I, Arslan, A, Khan, Z & Kontkanen, M 2021, 'Foreign Firm Operations and Skills Development of Local Employees in Violence-hit Countries', Technological Forecasting and Social Change, bind 162, 120376. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120376

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Golgeci, I., Arslan, A., Khan, Z., & Kontkanen, M. (2021). Foreign Firm Operations and Skills Development of Local Employees in Violence-hit Countries. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 162, [120376]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120376

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Golgeci I, Arslan A, Khan Z, Kontkanen M. 2021. Foreign Firm Operations and Skills Development of Local Employees in Violence-hit Countries. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 162:Article 120376. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120376

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Golgeci I, Arslan A, Khan Z, Kontkanen M. Foreign Firm Operations and Skills Development of Local Employees in Violence-hit Countries. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 2021 jan;162. 120376. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120376

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Golgeci, Ismail ; Arslan, Ahmad ; Khan, Zaheer ; Kontkanen, Minnie . / Foreign Firm Operations and Skills Development of Local Employees in Violence-hit Countries. I: Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 2021 ; Bind 162.

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