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Organising in the Anthropocene: an ontological outline for ecocentric theorising

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Organising in the Anthropocene : an ontological outline for ecocentric theorising. / Heikkurinen, Pasi Petteri; Rinkinen, Jenny Maria; Järvensivu, Timo; Wilén, Kristoffer; Ruuska, Toni.

In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 113, 01.02.2016, p. 705-714.

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Heikkurinen, PP, Rinkinen, JM, Järvensivu, T, Wilén, K & Ruuska, T 2016, 'Organising in the Anthropocene: an ontological outline for ecocentric theorising', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 113, pp. 705-714. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.12.016

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Heikkurinen, Pasi Petteri ; Rinkinen, Jenny Maria ; Järvensivu, Timo ; Wilén, Kristoffer ; Ruuska, Toni. / Organising in the Anthropocene : an ontological outline for ecocentric theorising. In: Journal of Cleaner Production. 2016 ; Vol. 113. pp. 705-714.

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