Sociology and Organization Theory Positivism, Paradigms and Postmodernity (Cambridge Studies in Management) by John Hassard

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  • Social Science,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Sociology,
  • Management - General,
  • Organizational Behavior,
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