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Hybrid managers, career narratives and identity work : A contextual analysis of UK healthcare organizations. / Bresnen, Michael; Hodgson, Damian; Bailey, Simon; Hyde, Paula; Hassard, John.

In: Human Relations, Vol. 72, No. 8, 11.07.2019, p. 1341-68.

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