Motivating technical professionals today

  title={Motivating technical professionals today},
  author={Ralph Katz},
  journal={IEEE Engineering Management Review},
  • R. Katz
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Business, Engineering
  • IEEE Engineering Management Review
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