Constitutive Effects of Performance Indicators: Getting Beyond Unintended Consequences

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Constitutive Effects of Performance Indicators : Getting Beyond Unintended Consequences. / Dahler-Larsen, Peter.

In: Public Management Review (Print), Vol. 16, No. 7, 2014, p. 969-986.

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Dahler-Larsen, P 2014, 'Constitutive Effects of Performance Indicators: Getting Beyond Unintended Consequences', Public Management Review (Print), vol. 16, no. 7, pp. 969-986. https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2013.770058

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Dahler-Larsen, P. (2014). Constitutive Effects of Performance Indicators: Getting Beyond Unintended Consequences. Public Management Review (Print), 16(7), 969-986. https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2013.770058

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Dahler-Larsen P. Constitutive Effects of Performance Indicators: Getting Beyond Unintended Consequences. Public Management Review (Print). 2014;16(7):969-986. https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2013.770058

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Dahler-Larsen, Peter. / Constitutive Effects of Performance Indicators : Getting Beyond Unintended Consequences. In: Public Management Review (Print). 2014 ; Vol. 16, No. 7. pp. 969-986.

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