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Enacting airports: space, movement and modes of ordering. / Knox, H; O'Doherty, D; Vurdubakis, T et al.

In: Organization, Vol. 15, No. 6, 11.2008, p. 869-888.

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Knox, H, O'Doherty, D, Vurdubakis, T & Westrup, C 2008, 'Enacting airports: space, movement and modes of ordering', Organization, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 869-888. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508408095818

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Knox, H., O'Doherty, D., Vurdubakis, T., & Westrup, C. (2008). Enacting airports: space, movement and modes of ordering. Organization, 15(6), 869-888. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508408095818

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Knox H, O'Doherty D, Vurdubakis T, Westrup C. Enacting airports: space, movement and modes of ordering. Organization. 2008 Nov;15(6):869-888. doi: 10.1177/1350508408095818

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Knox, H ; O'Doherty, D ; Vurdubakis, T et al. / Enacting airports: space, movement and modes of ordering. In: Organization. 2008 ; Vol. 15, No. 6. pp. 869-888.

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