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Investigating implementation issues for workload control (WLC): a comparative case study analysis

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Investigating implementation issues for workload control (WLC): a comparative case study analysis. / Hendry, L; Land, M L; Stevenson, M; Gaalman, G.

In: International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 112, No. 1, 03.2008, p. 452-469.

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Hendry, L, Land, ML, Stevenson, M & Gaalman, G 2008, 'Investigating implementation issues for workload control (WLC): a comparative case study analysis', International Journal of Production Economics, vol. 112, no. 1, pp. 452-469. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2007.05.012

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Hendry, L ; Land, M L ; Stevenson, M ; Gaalman, G. / Investigating implementation issues for workload control (WLC): a comparative case study analysis. In: International Journal of Production Economics. 2008 ; Vol. 112, No. 1. pp. 452-469.

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