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Development and Validation of the Work Environment Complexity Scale for Leaders

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Development and Validation of the Work Environment Complexity Scale for Leaders. / Bezler, Teresa; Moneta, Giovanni; Pheiffer, Gary.

In: Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 32, No. 2, 08.04.2019, p. 296-308.

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Bezler, Teresa ; Moneta, Giovanni ; Pheiffer, Gary. / Development and Validation of the Work Environment Complexity Scale for Leaders. In: Journal of Organizational Change Management. 2019 ; Vol. 32, No. 2. pp. 296-308.

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