Strategy and the representation of structure by John D. W. Morecroft

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Statementby John D.W. Morecroft and James H. Hines, Jr.
SeriesWorking paper / Alfred P. Sloan School of Management -- WP-1721-85, revised April 1986, Working paper (Sloan School of Management) -- 1721.
ContributionsHines, James Henry., Sloan School of Management.
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Pagination65 p. :
Number of Pages65
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Open LibraryOL14053178M

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