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Working relations of technology production and use. / Suchman, Lucy.

In: Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Vol. 2, No. 1-2, 01.03.1993, p. 21-39.

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Suchman, L 1993, 'Working relations of technology production and use', Computer Supported Cooperative Work, vol. 2, no. 1-2, pp. 21-39. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00749282

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Suchman L. Working relations of technology production and use. Computer Supported Cooperative Work. 1993 Mar 1;2(1-2):21-39. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00749282

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Suchman, Lucy. / Working relations of technology production and use. In: Computer Supported Cooperative Work. 1993 ; Vol. 2, No. 1-2. pp. 21-39.

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