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A Brief History of Long Work Time and the Contemporary Sources of Overwork

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  • Lonnie Golden

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Business Ethics.

Volume (Year): 84 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (January)
Pages: 217-227

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jbuset:v:84:y:2009:i:2:p:217-227

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Keywords: working hours; working time; overwork; labor supply; hours constraints; labor history; workaholism; B25; J22; J28;

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  1. Vinod Mishra & Russell Smyth, 2012. "Work Hours in Chinese Enterprises: Evidence From Matched Employer-Employee Data," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series 10-12, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  2. Fabio FIORILLO & Marco LILLA & Stefano STAFFOLANI, 2013. "Advertising Has Got You On The Run. Well-Being, Consumption and Leisure in a GE model," Working Papers 389, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.

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