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Engaging employees: a smattering of ‘pixie dust’ or good management practice? / Rumbles, Sally; Rees, Gary.

In: Organizational Cultures: An International Journal, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2013, p. 73-83.

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Rumbles S, Rees G. Engaging employees: a smattering of ‘pixie dust’ or good management practice? Organizational Cultures: An International Journal. 2013;12(3):73-83.

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Rumbles, Sally ; Rees, Gary. / Engaging employees: a smattering of ‘pixie dust’ or good management practice?. In: Organizational Cultures: An International Journal. 2013 ; Vol. 12, No. 3. pp. 73-83.

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