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In: Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Vol. 24, No. 4, 04.2012, p. 345-362.

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Shove, E 2012, 'The shadowy side of innovation: unmaking and sustainability', Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 345-362. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2012.663961

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Shove E. The shadowy side of innovation: unmaking and sustainability. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 2012 Apr;24(4):345-362. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2012.663961

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Shove, Elizabeth. / The shadowy side of innovation: unmaking and sustainability. In: Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. 2012 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 345-362.

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