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Published by National Association of Accountants in New York, N.Y .
Written in English



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  • Industrial productivity -- United States -- Measurement.

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Other titlesHow US firms measure productivity.
Statementby Jerome Kraus.
ContributionsNational Association of Accountants.
LC ClassificationsHC110.I52 K72 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 100 p. :
Number of Pages100
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2916959M
ISBN 100866411003
LC Control Number84149244

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