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Design Science Methods

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Published by Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd .
Written in English


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ContributionsRobin Jacques (Editor), James A. Powell (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages332
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8307541M
ISBN 100861030478
ISBN 109780861030477

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