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The elephant and the flea reflections of a reluctant capitalist by

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Published by Harvard Business School Press in Boston, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Capitalism -- Philosophy,
  • Economics -- Philosophy

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementCharles Handy.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHB501
The Physical Object
Pagination233 p. ;
Number of Pages233
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16203086M
ISBN 101578518229

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