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Complex Systems Theory and Development Practice

Understanding Non-Linear Realities

by Samir Rihani

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  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Zed Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Development economics,
  • Development studies,
  • Economic development,
  • Complexity (Philosophy),
  • Business & Economics,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • System theory,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Economics - General,
  • Economic history,
  • Development - Business Development,
  • Development - Economic Development,
  • Business & Economics / Economics / General,
  • Economics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8927435M
    ISBN 101842770470
    ISBN 109781842770474

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