What Do Bosses Do?

  title={What Do Bosses Do?},
  author={Stephen A. Marglin},
  journal={Review of Radical Political Economics},
  pages={112 - 60}
  • S. A. Marglin
  • Published 1974
  • Economics
  • Review of Radical Political Economics
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