Marketization and the Recasting of the Professional Self

@article{Lair2005MarketizationAT,
  title={Marketization and the Recasting of the Professional Self},
  author={Daniel J. Lair and Katie Sullivan and George Cheney},
  journal={Management Communication Quarterly},
  year={2005},
  volume={18},
  pages={307 - 343}
}
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