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Published by Rand Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English


  • Decision-making.,
  • Communication in management.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statement[by] William M. Jones.
SeriesRand Corporation. Memorandum, RM-3968-PR
LC ClassificationsQ180.A1 R36 no. 3968
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 26 p.
Number of Pages26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5527806M
LC Control Number67001947

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