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Frank and Lillian Gilbreth critical evaluations in business and management by

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Published by Routledge in New York .
Written in English


  • Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924,
  • Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972,
  • Industrial engineering,
  • Industrial management,
  • Motion study

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Michael C. Wood and John C. Wood.
SeriesCritical evaluations in business and management
ContributionsWood, Michael C., Wood, John Cunningham.
LC ClassificationsT55.7 .F73 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3564798M
ISBN 100415309468
LC Control Number2002035843

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