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Published by Published by Longman in association with the Civil Service College in Harlow, England .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Organizational change -- Great Britain -- Management.,
  • Administrative agencies -- Great Britain -- Management.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Roger Lovell.
SeriesPublic sector management series
ContributionsLovell, Roger., Civil Service College.
LC ClassificationsJN329.O73 M35 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 396 p. :
Number of Pages396
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL857544M
ISBN 100582238935
LC Control Number95139537

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