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Turning to Mystery in Institutional Theory: The Jesuit Spiritual Exercises. / Bento-de-Silva, Jose; Quattrone, Paolo; Llewellyn, Nick.

In: Organization Studies, 07.02.2022.

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Bento-de-Silva, Jose ; Quattrone, Paolo ; Llewellyn, Nick. / Turning to Mystery in Institutional Theory: The Jesuit Spiritual Exercises. In: Organization Studies. 2022.

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