A Gift from the Gods? Components of Information Technological Fatalism, Determinism in Several Cultures

  title={A Gift from the Gods? Components of Information Technological Fatalism, Determinism in Several Cultures},
  author={Paul S. Licker},
  journal={The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries},
  • P. Licker
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Business
  • The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries
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