Networks, Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management: NHS Cancer Networks

  title={Networks, Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management: NHS Cancer Networks},
  author={Rachael Addicott and Gerry McGivern and Ewan Ferlie},
  journal={Public Money \& Management},
  pages={87 - 94}
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