Establishments' Use of Temporary Agency Workers: The Influence of Institutions and Establishments' Employment StrategiesCitation formats

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Establishments' Use of Temporary Agency Workers: The Influence of Institutions and Establishments' Employment Strategies. / Allen, Matthew; Liu, Jiajia; Allen, Maria L.; Saqib, Syed Imran.

In: The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 28, No. 18, 2017, p. 2570-2593.

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Allen, M, Liu, J, Allen, ML & Saqib, SI 2017, 'Establishments' Use of Temporary Agency Workers: The Influence of Institutions and Establishments' Employment Strategies', The International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 28, no. 18, pp. 2570-2593. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2016.1172655

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Allen, Matthew ; Liu, Jiajia ; Allen, Maria L. ; Saqib, Syed Imran. / Establishments' Use of Temporary Agency Workers: The Influence of Institutions and Establishments' Employment Strategies. In: The International Journal of Human Resource Management. 2017 ; Vol. 28, No. 18. pp. 2570-2593.

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