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Studying the importance of change leadership and change management in layoffs, mergers, and closures

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Studying the importance of change leadership and change management in layoffs, mergers, and closures. / Holten, Ann-Louise; Hancock, Gregory R.; Bøllingtoft, Anne.

I: Management Decision, Bind 58, Nr. 3, 09.03.2020, s. 393-409.

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Holten, Ann-Louise ; Hancock, Gregory R. ; Bøllingtoft, Anne. / Studying the importance of change leadership and change management in layoffs, mergers, and closures. I: Management Decision. 2020 ; Bind 58, Nr. 3. s. 393-409.

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