Providing Clarity and A Common Language to the “Fuzzy Front End”

@article{Koen2001ProvidingCA,
  title={Providing Clarity and A Common Language to the “Fuzzy Front End”},
  author={Peter A. Koen and Greg Ajamian and Robert Burkart and Allen Clamen and Jeffrey M. Davidson and Robb D'Amore and Claudia Elkins and Kathy Herald and Michael Incorvia and Albert Johnson and Robin A. Karol and Rebecca Seibert and Aleksandar Georgi Slavejkov and Klaus-P. Wagner},
  journal={Research-Technology Management},
  year={2001},
  volume={44},
  pages={46 - 55}
}
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