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Ecological sensemaking. / Whiteman, Gail; Cooper, William H.

In: Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 54, No. 5, 54, 01.10.2011, p. 889-911.

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Whiteman, G & Cooper, WH 2011, 'Ecological sensemaking', Academy of Management Journal, vol. 54, no. 5, 54, pp. 889-911. https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2008.0843

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Whiteman, G., & Cooper, W. H. (2011). Ecological sensemaking. Academy of Management Journal, 54(5), 889-911. [54]. https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2008.0843

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Whiteman G, Cooper WH. Ecological sensemaking. Academy of Management Journal. 2011 Oct 1;54(5):889-911. 54. https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2008.0843

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Whiteman, Gail ; Cooper, William H. / Ecological sensemaking. In: Academy of Management Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 54, No. 5. pp. 889-911.

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