Which One to Choose Multi Focus or Trade-Off Among Competitive Priorities? Evidence from Finnish SMEs

Journal title

Management and Production Engineering Review




No 1



Wydział IV Nauk Technicznych

Divisions of PAS

Wydział IV Nauk Technicznych


Production Engineering Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Polish Association for Production Management




DOI: 10.1515/mper-2016-0009


Management and Production Engineering Review; 2016; No 1


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