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Enacting the Global in the Age of Enterprise Resource Planning

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Enacting the Global in the Age of Enterprise Resource Planning. / Knox, Hannah; O’Doherty, Damian; Vurdubakis, Theodore; Westrup, Chris.

In: Anthropology in Action, Vol. 19, No. 1, 01.03.2012, p. 32-46.

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Knox, H, O’Doherty, D, Vurdubakis, T & Westrup, C 2012, 'Enacting the Global in the Age of Enterprise Resource Planning', Anthropology in Action, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 32-46. https://doi.org/10.3167/aia.2012.190105

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Knox, H., O’Doherty, D., Vurdubakis, T., & Westrup, C. (2012). Enacting the Global in the Age of Enterprise Resource Planning. Anthropology in Action, 19(1), 32-46. https://doi.org/10.3167/aia.2012.190105

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Knox H, O’Doherty D, Vurdubakis T, Westrup C. Enacting the Global in the Age of Enterprise Resource Planning. Anthropology in Action. 2012 Mar 1;19(1):32-46. https://doi.org/10.3167/aia.2012.190105

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Knox, Hannah ; O’Doherty, Damian ; Vurdubakis, Theodore ; Westrup, Chris. / Enacting the Global in the Age of Enterprise Resource Planning. In: Anthropology in Action. 2012 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 32-46.

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