Four-day workweek: fad or future?
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Published by Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh in [Pittsburgh .
Written in English


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StatementEdited by: James A. Wilson, with the assistance of William C. Byham.
ContributionsWilson, James Albert, 1928-, University of Pittsburgh. Graduate School of Business.
LC ClassificationsHD5124 .F66
The Physical Object
Pagination125 p.
Number of Pages125
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18760250M

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