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A Study of Organisational Adaptation

Peter Carroll and Aynsley Kellow

The book reveals, for the first time, the origins, growth and complex role of the OECD as it celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, showing how it has adapted – for the most part successfully – to the changing needs of its members, both large and small.
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A note on sources and referencing

Peter Carroll and Aynsley Kellow


Throughout this book we have referred to unpublished documents by their OECD reference code. The OECD has developed an extensive and logical system to identify its documents, and we have followed that. The conventional alternative would have been to use the Harvard citation system; the result would have been literally hundreds of references to the many papers we have studied in the archives in Paris and Florence as ‘OECD, 1998a; OECD, 1998b’, and so on. Rather, we have followed the OECD document identification system which identifies the unit of the Organisation that has produced the paper (C for Council, ECO for Economics Committee, ENV for Environment Committee, and so on), the year of issue in brackets ((99), (2002), and so on), and the number of the paper. So a paper of the Council in 1999 would have a citation like ‘C(99)24’. On occasions, provisional documents are subject to revision before finalisation, and even correction after finalisation through a corrigendum. These are identified by the suffixes ‘PROV’, ‘FINAL’ and ‘CORR’. Where we refer to an OECD source that has been published as a document for sale or other public distribution, we cite it as a published work. 265 CARROLL PAGINATION.indd 265 20/04/2011 13:07

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