The back office--cutting the Gordian knot?

Andrews, David
January 2000
Manager: British Journal of Administrative Management;Jan/Feb2000, Issue 18, p12
Academic Journal
Examines the growing workload in the administrative functions of large corporations and suggests alternative strategies. Back-office operations of banks; Tasks performed by back offices; Outsourcing; Consolidation of back-offices.


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