Complex organizations

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Publisher: Scott, Foresman in Glenview, Ill

Written in English
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  • Complex organizations.,
  • Bureaucracy.,
  • Social structure.,
  • Structuralism.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

Statement[edited by] Mary Zey-Ferrell, Michael Aiken.
ContributionsZey, Mary., Aiken, Michael T., 1932-
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LC ClassificationsHM131 .C74294
The Physical Object
Pagination410 p. ;
Number of Pages410
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Open LibraryOL4114974M
ISBN 100673152693
LC Control Number80039713

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