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How Government Agencies React to Termination Threats

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How Government Agencies React to Termination Threats. / Askim, Jostein; Blom-Hansen, Jens; Houlberg, Kurt; Serritzlew, Søren.

I: Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Bind 30, Nr. 2, 04.2020, s. 324–338.

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

Harvard

Askim, J, Blom-Hansen, J, Houlberg, K & Serritzlew, S 2020, 'How Government Agencies React to Termination Threats', Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, bind 30, nr. 2, s. 324–338. https://doi.org/10.1093/jopart/muz022

APA

Askim, J., Blom-Hansen, J., Houlberg, K., & Serritzlew, S. (2020). How Government Agencies React to Termination Threats. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 30(2), 324–338. https://doi.org/10.1093/jopart/muz022

CBE

Askim J, Blom-Hansen J, Houlberg K, Serritzlew S. 2020. How Government Agencies React to Termination Threats. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 30(2):324–338. https://doi.org/10.1093/jopart/muz022

MLA

Askim, Jostein o.a.. "How Government Agencies React to Termination Threats". Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 2020, 30(2). 324–338. https://doi.org/10.1093/jopart/muz022

Vancouver

Askim J, Blom-Hansen J, Houlberg K, Serritzlew S. How Government Agencies React to Termination Threats. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 2020 apr;30(2):324–338. https://doi.org/10.1093/jopart/muz022

Author

Askim, Jostein ; Blom-Hansen, Jens ; Houlberg, Kurt ; Serritzlew, Søren. / How Government Agencies React to Termination Threats. I: Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 2020 ; Bind 30, Nr. 2. s. 324–338.

Bibtex

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