People-plant relationships in an office workplace: preceived benefits for the workplaces and employees

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People-plant relationships in an office workplace : preceived benefits for the workplaces and employees. / Thomsen, Jane Dyrhauge; Sønderstrup-Andersen, Hans Henrik Krogh; Müller, Renate.

In: HortScience, Vol. 46, No. 5, 2011, p. 744-752.

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Thomsen, JD, Sønderstrup-Andersen, HHK & Müller, R 2011, 'People-plant relationships in an office workplace: preceived benefits for the workplaces and employees', HortScience, vol. 46, no. 5, pp. 744-752.

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Thomsen, J. D., Sønderstrup-Andersen, H. H. K., & Müller, R. (2011). People-plant relationships in an office workplace: preceived benefits for the workplaces and employees. HortScience, 46(5), 744-752.

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Thomsen JD, Sønderstrup-Andersen HHK, Müller R. People-plant relationships in an office workplace: preceived benefits for the workplaces and employees. HortScience. 2011;46(5):744-752.

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Thomsen, Jane Dyrhauge ; Sønderstrup-Andersen, Hans Henrik Krogh ; Müller, Renate. / People-plant relationships in an office workplace : preceived benefits for the workplaces and employees. In: HortScience. 2011 ; Vol. 46, No. 5. pp. 744-752.

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