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The importance of systems thinking in ethical and sustainable decision-making. / Kunsch, Pierre; Brans, Jean-Pierre; Theys, Michel.

In: Central European Journal of Operations Research, Vol. 15, No. 3, 14.09.2007, p. 253-269.

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Kunsch, P, Brans, J-P & Theys, M 2007, 'The importance of systems thinking in ethical and sustainable decision-making', Central European Journal of Operations Research, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 253-269.

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Kunsch, P., Brans, J-P., & Theys, M. (2007). The importance of systems thinking in ethical and sustainable decision-making. Central European Journal of Operations Research, 15(3), 253-269.

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Kunsch P, Brans J-P, Theys M. The importance of systems thinking in ethical and sustainable decision-making. Central European Journal of Operations Research. 2007 Sep 14;15(3):253-269.

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Kunsch, Pierre ; Brans, Jean-Pierre ; Theys, Michel. / The importance of systems thinking in ethical and sustainable decision-making. In: Central European Journal of Operations Research. 2007 ; Vol. 15, No. 3. pp. 253-269.

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