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Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers in San Francisco, CA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Group decision making,
  • Consensus (Social sciences),
  • Leadership

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementAlan Briskin ... [et al.].
ContributionsBriskin, Alan, 1954-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHM746 .P68 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23202426M
ISBN 109781576754450, 9780495602637, 9780495599968
LC Control Number2009012642

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