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Published by Allyn and Bacon in Boston .
Written in English


  • Small groups.,
  • Group decision making.,
  • Social interaction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ContributionsDowns, Timothy M.
LC ClassificationsHM736 .P37 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 180 p. :
Number of Pages180
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3670791M
ISBN 100321049195
LC Control Number2002727689

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