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The effective management of intensive care: a case study integrating hard and soft methods

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The effective management of intensive care: a case study integrating hard and soft methods. / Kowalczyk, R H; Worthington, D J.

Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science, 2005. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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Kowalczyk, RH & Worthington, DJ 2005 'The effective management of intensive care: a case study integrating hard and soft methods' Management Science Working Paper Series, The Department of Management Science, Lancaster University.

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Kowalczyk, R. H., & Worthington, D. J. (2005). The effective management of intensive care: a case study integrating hard and soft methods. (Management Science Working Paper Series). The Department of Management Science.

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Kowalczyk RH, Worthington DJ. The effective management of intensive care: a case study integrating hard and soft methods. Lancaster University: The Department of Management Science. 2005. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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Kowalczyk, R H ; Worthington, D J. / The effective management of intensive care: a case study integrating hard and soft methods. Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science, 2005. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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