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Evolution and effect of LEAN bundles: a longitudinal study

Published on Nov 29, 2018in Benchmarking
· DOI :10.1108/BIJ-05-2017-0108
Ville Hallavo2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Aalto University),
Markku Kuula9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Aalto University),
Antero Putkiranta3
Estimated H-index: 3
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