Ascribing materiality and agency to strategy in interaction: A language-based approach to the material agency of strategy

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Ascribing materiality and agency to strategy in interaction : A language-based approach to the material agency of strategy. / Pälli, Pekka.

julkaisussa: Long Range Planning, Vuosikerta 51, Nro 3, 2018, s. 436-450.

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