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Urgent Evolution: Excellence and Wicked Anthropocene Age Challenges

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Urgent Evolution : Excellence and Wicked Anthropocene Age Challenges. / Edgeman, Rick.

In: Total Quality Management & Business Excellence (Print Edition), Vol. 31, No. 5-6, 04.2020, p. 469-482.

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Edgeman, R 2020, 'Urgent Evolution: Excellence and Wicked Anthropocene Age Challenges', Total Quality Management & Business Excellence (Print Edition), vol. 31, no. 5-6, pp. 469-482. https://doi.org/10.1080/14783363.2018.1430510

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Edgeman, R. (2020). Urgent Evolution: Excellence and Wicked Anthropocene Age Challenges. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence (Print Edition), 31(5-6), 469-482. https://doi.org/10.1080/14783363.2018.1430510

CBE

Edgeman R. 2020. Urgent Evolution: Excellence and Wicked Anthropocene Age Challenges. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence (Print Edition). 31(5-6):469-482. https://doi.org/10.1080/14783363.2018.1430510

MLA

Edgeman, Rick. "Urgent Evolution: Excellence and Wicked Anthropocene Age Challenges". Total Quality Management & Business Excellence (Print Edition). 2020, 31(5-6). 469-482. https://doi.org/10.1080/14783363.2018.1430510

Vancouver

Edgeman R. Urgent Evolution: Excellence and Wicked Anthropocene Age Challenges. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence (Print Edition). 2020 Apr;31(5-6):469-482. https://doi.org/10.1080/14783363.2018.1430510

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Edgeman, Rick. / Urgent Evolution : Excellence and Wicked Anthropocene Age Challenges. In: Total Quality Management & Business Excellence (Print Edition). 2020 ; Vol. 31, No. 5-6. pp. 469-482.

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