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Collaborative knowledge management practices : theoretical development and empirical analysis. / Li, Yulong; Tarafdar, Monideepa; Rao, S. Subba.

In: International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 32, No. 4, 01.2012, p. 398-422.

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Li, Y, Tarafdar, M & Rao, SS 2012, 'Collaborative knowledge management practices: theoretical development and empirical analysis', International Journal of Operations and Production Management, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 398-422. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443571211223077

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Li, Y., Tarafdar, M., & Rao, S. S. (2012). Collaborative knowledge management practices: theoretical development and empirical analysis. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 32(4), 398-422. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443571211223077

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Li Y, Tarafdar M, Rao SS. Collaborative knowledge management practices: theoretical development and empirical analysis. International Journal of Operations and Production Management. 2012 Jan;32(4):398-422. doi: 10.1108/01443571211223077

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Li, Yulong ; Tarafdar, Monideepa ; Rao, S. Subba. / Collaborative knowledge management practices : theoretical development and empirical analysis. In: International Journal of Operations and Production Management. 2012 ; Vol. 32, No. 4. pp. 398-422.

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