The Numerical Psychology of Performance Information: Implications for Citizens, Managers, and Policy Makers.

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The Numerical Psychology of Performance Information : Implications for Citizens, Managers, and Policy Makers. / Olsen, Asmus Leth.

In: Public Performance and Management Review, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2015, p. 100-115.

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Olsen, AL 2015, 'The Numerical Psychology of Performance Information: Implications for Citizens, Managers, and Policy Makers.', Public Performance and Management Review, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 100-115. https://doi.org/10.1080/15309576.2016.1071167

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Olsen, A. L. (2015). The Numerical Psychology of Performance Information: Implications for Citizens, Managers, and Policy Makers. Public Performance and Management Review, 39(1), 100-115. https://doi.org/10.1080/15309576.2016.1071167

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Olsen AL. The Numerical Psychology of Performance Information: Implications for Citizens, Managers, and Policy Makers. Public Performance and Management Review. 2015;39(1):100-115. https://doi.org/10.1080/15309576.2016.1071167

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Olsen, Asmus Leth. / The Numerical Psychology of Performance Information : Implications for Citizens, Managers, and Policy Makers. In: Public Performance and Management Review. 2015 ; Vol. 39, No. 1. pp. 100-115.

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