Human factors in a contemporary organization

Hankiewicz, Krzysztof
Weber, Gerhard Wilhelm
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K. Hankiewicz and G. W. Weber, “Human factors in a contemporary organization,” CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH, pp. 579–587, 2020, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: