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Understanding the Social Practices of Systems Developers. / Bloomfield, Brian.

In: Information Systems Journal , Vol. 2, No. 3, 07.1992, p. 189-206.

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Bloomfield, Brian. / Understanding the Social Practices of Systems Developers. In: Information Systems Journal . 1992 ; Vol. 2, No. 3. pp. 189-206.

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