Public sector leadership international challenges and perspectives

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Published by Edward Elgar in Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Public administration,
  • Leadership

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Jeffrey A. Raffel, Peter Leisink, Anthony E. Middlebrooks.
ContributionsRaffel, Jeffrey A., Leisink, Peter, 1952-, Middlebrooks, Anthony E.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJF1525.L4 P84 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 404 p. ;
Number of Pages404
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23977891M
ISBN 101848440898
ISBN 109781848440890
LC Control Number2009922765

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