Greenfields and ‘Wildebeests’: Management Strategies and Labour Turnover in Japanese Firms in Telford. / Smith, Chris; Elger, Tony.

In: Employee Relations, Vol. 20, No. 3, 1998, p. 271-284.

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Greenfields and ‘Wildebeests’: Management Strategies and Labour Turnover in Japanese Firms in Telford. / Smith, Chris; Elger, Tony.

In: Employee Relations, Vol. 20, No. 3, 1998, p. 271-284.

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