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Multiple Dimensions of Work Intensity : Ambulance Work as Edgework. / Granter, Edward; Wankhade, Paresh; Mccann, Leo; Hyde, Paula; Hassard, John.

In: Work, Employment & Society, Vol. 33, No. 2, 01.04.2019, p. 280-297.

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Granter, E, Wankhade, P, Mccann, L, Hyde, P & Hassard, J 2019, 'Multiple Dimensions of Work Intensity: Ambulance Work as Edgework', Work, Employment & Society, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 280-297. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017018759207

APA

Granter, E., Wankhade, P., Mccann, L., Hyde, P., & Hassard, J. (2019). Multiple Dimensions of Work Intensity: Ambulance Work as Edgework. Work, Employment & Society, 33(2), 280-297. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017018759207

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Granter E, Wankhade P, Mccann L, Hyde P, Hassard J. Multiple Dimensions of Work Intensity: Ambulance Work as Edgework. Work, Employment & Society. 2019 Apr 1;33(2):280-297. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017018759207

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Granter, Edward ; Wankhade, Paresh ; Mccann, Leo ; Hyde, Paula ; Hassard, John. / Multiple Dimensions of Work Intensity : Ambulance Work as Edgework. In: Work, Employment & Society. 2019 ; Vol. 33, No. 2. pp. 280-297.

Bibtex

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