Boards of directors: structure and performance. by Stanley C. Vance

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Published by School of Business Administration, University of Oregon in [Eugene .

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  • Directors of corporations -- United States.

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SeriesFiftieth anniversary publication series / School of Business Administration, Fiftieth anniversary publication series.
LC ClassificationsHD2745 .V3
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Pagination160 p.
Number of Pages160
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Open LibraryOL5933189M
LC Control Number64064473

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