Home Country Advantage? The influence of Italian, German and Austrian employee representatives in the UniCredit European Works Council. / Cavallini, Michaela ; Gold, Michael; Royle, Tony; Senatori, Iacopo.

In: European Journal of Industrial Relations, 03.09.2015, p. 1-16.

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Home Country Advantage? The influence of Italian, German and Austrian employee representatives in the UniCredit European Works Council. / Cavallini, Michaela ; Gold, Michael; Royle, Tony; Senatori, Iacopo.

In: European Journal of Industrial Relations, 03.09.2015, p. 1-16.

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Cavallini, Michaela ; Gold, Michael ; Royle, Tony ; Senatori, Iacopo. / Home Country Advantage? The influence of Italian, German and Austrian employee representatives in the UniCredit European Works Council. In: European Journal of Industrial Relations. 2015 ; pp. 1-16.

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