Negative Weights for Performance Measures

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EISENKOPF, Gerald, 2009. Negative Weights for Performance Measures. In: International Public Management Journal. Taylor & Francis. 12(3), pp. 332-344. ISSN 1096-7494. eISSN 1559-3169. Available under: doi: 10.1080/10967490903103284

@article{Eisenkopf2009Negat-58034, title={Negative Weights for Performance Measures}, year={2009}, doi={10.1080/10967490903103284}, number={3}, volume={12}, issn={1096-7494}, journal={International Public Management Journal}, pages={332--344}, author={Eisenkopf, Gerald} }

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