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Understanding the Ethical Cost of Organizational Goal-Setting: A Review and Theory Development

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  • Adam Barsky, 2008. "Understanding the Ethical Cost of Organizational Goal-Setting: A Review and Theory Development," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 81(1), pages 63-81, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jbuset:v:81:y:2008:i:1:p:63-81
    DOI: 10.1007/s10551-007-9481-6
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