Embedding Projects in Multiple Contexts: A Structuration Perspective

  title={Embedding Projects in Multiple Contexts: A Structuration Perspective},
  author={Stephan Manning},
  journal={ORG: Other Interorganizational Networks \& Organizational Behavior (Topic)},
  • S. Manning
  • Published 31 March 2010
  • Engineering
  • ORG: Other Interorganizational Networks & Organizational Behavior (Topic)

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