Boards of directors and the privately owned firm a guide for owners, officers, and directors by Roger H. Ford

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  • Directors of corporations.,
  • Private companies.,
  • Boards of directors.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-205) and indexes.

Book details

StatementRoger H. Ford.
LC ClassificationsHD2745 .F49 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 210 p. ;
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1545660M
ISBN 100899305679
LC Control Number91024854

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