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graphics and tables.
• Figure numbers and titles are centered and appear in boldface
type below the figure.
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type above the table.
• Figures and tables should be cited and numbered
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• Tables with lines separating columns and rows are acceptable.
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Follow the formats in the examples shown below:
Baker, B. (1993). The project manager and the media: Some
lessons from the stealth bomber program. Project Management Journal, 24( 3), 11–14.
Cleland, D. I., & King, W. R. (1983). Systems analysis and
project management. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Hartley, J. R. (1992). Concurrent engineering. Cambridge,
MA: Productivity Press.
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