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Performance, Career Dynamics, and Span of Control

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Performance, Career Dynamics, and Span of Control. / Smeets, Valerie; Warzynski, Frederic; Waldman, Michael.

In: Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 37, No. 4, 10.2019, p. 1183-1213.

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Smeets, V, Warzynski, F & Waldman, M 2019, 'Performance, Career Dynamics, and Span of Control', Journal of Labor Economics, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 1183-1213. https://doi.org/10.1086/703147

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Smeets, V., Warzynski, F., & Waldman, M. (2019). Performance, Career Dynamics, and Span of Control. Journal of Labor Economics, 37(4), 1183-1213. https://doi.org/10.1086/703147

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Smeets V, Warzynski F, Waldman M. Performance, Career Dynamics, and Span of Control. Journal of Labor Economics. 2019 Oct;37(4):1183-1213. https://doi.org/10.1086/703147

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Smeets, Valerie ; Warzynski, Frederic ; Waldman, Michael. / Performance, Career Dynamics, and Span of Control. In: Journal of Labor Economics. 2019 ; Vol. 37, No. 4. pp. 1183-1213.

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