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Investment in human resources and development in Korea

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Title Investment in human resources and development in Korea
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Material Type Proceedings
Author(English)

Kim, Taejong

Author(Korean)

김태종

Publisher

[Seoul]:KDI School

Date 2013-05
Pages 38
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Education
Holding KDI School

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