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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 J; Stevenson, M; Gaalman, G.

Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science, 2007. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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Hendry, L, Land, MJ, Stevenson, M & Gaalman, G 2007 'Investigating implementation issues for workload control (WLC): a comparative case study analysis' Management Science Working Paper Series, The Department of Management Science, Lancaster University.

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Hendry, L., Land, M. J., Stevenson, M., & Gaalman, G. (2007). Investigating implementation issues for workload control (WLC): a comparative case study analysis. (Management Science Working Paper Series). The Department of Management Science.

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Hendry L, Land MJ, Stevenson M, Gaalman G. Investigating implementation issues for workload control (WLC): a comparative case study analysis. Lancaster University: The Department of Management Science. 2007. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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Hendry, L ; Land, M J ; Stevenson, M ; Gaalman, G. / Investigating implementation issues for workload control (WLC): a comparative case study analysis. Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science, 2007. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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