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When the Meaning of Work Has Disappeared : Experimental Evidence on Employees’ Performance and Emotions

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When the Meaning of Work Has Disappeared : Experimental Evidence on Employees’ Performance and Emotions

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CHADI, Adrian, Sabrina JEWORREK, Vanessa MERTINS, 2017. When the Meaning of Work Has Disappeared : Experimental Evidence on Employees’ Performance and Emotions. In: Management Science. 63(6), pp. 1696-1707. ISSN 0025-1909. eISSN 1526-5501. Available under: doi: 10.1287/mnsc.2016.2426

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