60th Anniversary Essay

  title={60th Anniversary Essay},
  author={Stephen R. Barley},
  journal={Administrative Science Quarterly},
  pages={1 - 8}
  • S. Barley
  • Published 1 March 2016
  • Education
  • Administrative Science Quarterly
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