Changing Business Models and Employee Representation in the Airline Industry : A Comparison of British Airways and Deutsche Lufthansa. / Lange, Knut; Geppert, Mike ; Saka-Helmhout, Ayse ; Becker-Ritterspach, Florian.

In: British Journal of Management, Vol. 26, No. 3, 07.2015, p. 388–407.

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Changing Business Models and Employee Representation in the Airline Industry : A Comparison of British Airways and Deutsche Lufthansa. / Lange, Knut; Geppert, Mike ; Saka-Helmhout, Ayse ; Becker-Ritterspach, Florian.

In: British Journal of Management, Vol. 26, No. 3, 07.2015, p. 388–407.

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Lange, K, Geppert, M, Saka-Helmhout, A & Becker-Ritterspach, F 2015, 'Changing Business Models and Employee Representation in the Airline Industry: A Comparison of British Airways and Deutsche Lufthansa', British Journal of Management, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 388–407. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12096

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Lange, Knut ; Geppert, Mike ; Saka-Helmhout, Ayse ; Becker-Ritterspach, Florian. / Changing Business Models and Employee Representation in the Airline Industry : A Comparison of British Airways and Deutsche Lufthansa. In: British Journal of Management. 2015 ; Vol. 26, No. 3. pp. 388–407.

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