application of social systems thinking to organizational consulting by William M. Czander

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  • Consultants.,
  • Social systems.,
  • Organizational effectiveness.

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StatementWilliam M. Czander.
LC ClassificationsHD69.C6 C9 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination243 p. ;
Number of Pages243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2547574M
ISBN 100819151831, 081915184X
LC Control Number85029508

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