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Strategic activity as bundled affordances. / Demir, Robert.

In: British Journal of Management, Vol. 26, No. Suppl. S1, 01.2015, p. S125-S141.

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Demir, R 2015, 'Strategic activity as bundled affordances', British Journal of Management, vol. 26, no. Suppl. S1, pp. S125-S141. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12083

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Demir, R. (2015). Strategic activity as bundled affordances. British Journal of Management, 26(Suppl. S1), S125-S141. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12083

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Demir R. Strategic activity as bundled affordances. British Journal of Management. 2015 Jan;26(Suppl. S1):S125-S141. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12083

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Demir, Robert. / Strategic activity as bundled affordances. In: British Journal of Management. 2015 ; Vol. 26, No. Suppl. S1. pp. S125-S141.

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