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Work in the New Economy Flexible Labor Markets in Silicon Valley by Chris Benner

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Published by Blackwell Publishing Limited .
Written in English


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Number of Pages312
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Open LibraryOL7610770M
ISBN 100631232508
ISBN 109780631232506

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