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The use of devil"s advocates in strategic decision-making

by Charles R. Schwenk

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Published by College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in [Urbana, Ill.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-14).

StatementCharles R. Schwenk
SeriesBEBR faculty working paper -- no. 1036, BEBR faculty working paper -- no. 1036.
ContributionsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Commerce and Business Administration
The Physical Object
Pagination14, [1] p. ;
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25105334M
OCLC/WorldCa756940579

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