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Deconstructing car assembler productivity

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Deconstructing car assembler productivity. / Williams, Karel; Haslam, Colin; Williams, John; Johal, S.

In: International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 34, No. 3, 01.06.1994, p. 253-265.

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Williams, K, Haslam, C, Williams, J & Johal, S 1994, 'Deconstructing car assembler productivity', International Journal of Production Economics, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 253-265. https://doi.org/10.1016/0925-5273(94)90156-2

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Williams, Karel ; Haslam, Colin ; Williams, John ; Johal, S. / Deconstructing car assembler productivity. In: International Journal of Production Economics. 1994 ; Vol. 34, No. 3. pp. 253-265.

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