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Case study: 318 Mondays to go... the London Olympics

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Case study: 318 Mondays to go... the London Olympics. / Christy, Gill.

Management and organisational behaviour. ed. / L. Mullins. Harlow : Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2007. p. 559-561.

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Harvard

Christy, G 2007, Case study: 318 Mondays to go... the London Olympics. in L Mullins (ed.), Management and organisational behaviour. Financial Times Prentice Hall, Harlow, pp. 559-561. <http://www.amazon.co.uk/Management-Organisational-Behaviour-Laurie-Mullins/dp/0273708880/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360057568&sr=1-6>

APA

Christy, G. (2007). Case study: 318 Mondays to go... the London Olympics. In L. Mullins (Ed.), Management and organisational behaviour (pp. 559-561). Financial Times Prentice Hall. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Management-Organisational-Behaviour-Laurie-Mullins/dp/0273708880/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360057568&sr=1-6

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Christy G. Case study: 318 Mondays to go... the London Olympics. In Mullins L, editor, Management and organisational behaviour. Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall. 2007. p. 559-561

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Christy, Gill. / Case study: 318 Mondays to go... the London Olympics. Management and organisational behaviour. editor / L. Mullins. Harlow : Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2007. pp. 559-561

Bibtex

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