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Soft systems: a fresh perspective for project management. / Winter, Mark C.; Checkland, Peter.

In: Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering, Vol. 156, No. 4, 2003, p. 187-192.

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Winter, MC & Checkland, P 2003, 'Soft systems: a fresh perspective for project management', Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering, vol. 156, no. 4, pp. 187-192. https://doi.org/10.1680/cien.2003.156.4.187

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Winter, M. C., & Checkland, P. (2003). Soft systems: a fresh perspective for project management. Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering, 156(4), 187-192. https://doi.org/10.1680/cien.2003.156.4.187

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Winter MC, Checkland P. Soft systems: a fresh perspective for project management. Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering. 2003;156(4):187-192. https://doi.org/10.1680/cien.2003.156.4.187

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Winter, Mark C. ; Checkland, Peter. / Soft systems: a fresh perspective for project management. In: Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering. 2003 ; Vol. 156, No. 4. pp. 187-192.

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