Organizational Structure, Environment and Performance: The Role of Strategic Choice

@article{Child1972OrganizationalSE,
  title={Organizational Structure, Environment and Performance: The Role of Strategic Choice},
  author={John Child},
  journal={Sociology},
  year={1972},
  volume={6},
  pages={1 - 22}
}
  • J. Child
  • Published 1 January 1972
  • Business
  • Sociology
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