Applying Critical Realism to the MNC : Exploring New Realities in Staffing and Expatriation. / Rees, Chris; Smith, Chris.

In: Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 49, 2017, p. 265-293.

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Rees, Chris ; Smith, Chris. / Applying Critical Realism to the MNC : Exploring New Realities in Staffing and Expatriation. In: Research in the Sociology of Organizations. 2017 ; Vol. 49. pp. 265-293.

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