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The Facial Appearance of CEOs: Faces Signal Selection but Not Performance

Stoker, J. I., Garretsen, H. & Spreeuwers, L., 27-Jul-2016, In : PLoS ONE. 11, 7, 11 p., e0159950.

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Stoker, J. I., Garretsen, H., & Spreeuwers, L. (2016). The Facial Appearance of CEOs: Faces Signal Selection but Not Performance. PLoS ONE, 11(7), [e0159950]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0159950

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Stoker, Janka I. ; Garretsen, Harry ; Spreeuwers, Luuk. / The Facial Appearance of CEOs : Faces Signal Selection but Not Performance. In: PLoS ONE. 2016 ; Vol. 11, No. 7.

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Stoker, JI, Garretsen, H & Spreeuwers, L 2016, 'The Facial Appearance of CEOs: Faces Signal Selection but Not Performance', PLoS ONE, vol. 11, no. 7, e0159950. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0159950

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The Facial Appearance of CEOs : Faces Signal Selection but Not Performance. / Stoker, Janka I.; Garretsen, Harry; Spreeuwers, Luuk.

In: PLoS ONE, Vol. 11, No. 7, e0159950, 27.07.2016.

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Stoker JI, Garretsen H, Spreeuwers L. The Facial Appearance of CEOs: Faces Signal Selection but Not Performance. PLoS ONE. 2016 Jul 27;11(7). e0159950. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0159950


BibTeX

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