Broadening the boundaries: an application of critical systems thinking to IS planning in Colombia. / Córdoba-Pachón, José-Rodrigo ; Midgley, G.

In: Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 57, No. 9, 01.09.2006, p. 1064-1080.

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In: Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 57, No. 9, 01.09.2006, p. 1064-1080.

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Córdoba-Pachón, José-Rodrigo ; Midgley, G. / Broadening the boundaries: an application of critical systems thinking to IS planning in Colombia. In: Journal of the Operational Research Society. 2006 ; Vol. 57, No. 9. pp. 1064-1080.

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