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Communication in small groups

John F. Cragan

Communication in small groups

theory, process, skills

by John F. Cragan

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Published by West Pub. Co. in Minneapolis/St. Paul .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Communication in small groups.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-291) and indexes.

    StatementJohn F. Cragan, David W. Wright.
    ContributionsWright, David W.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHM133 .C73 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 296 p. :
    Number of Pages296
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1107799M
    ISBN 100314042261
    LC Control Number94033080


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