From Thinking To Tinkering: The Grassroots Of Strategic Information Systems

  title={From Thinking To Tinkering: The Grassroots Of Strategic Information Systems},
  author={Claudio U. Ciborra},
  journal={Inf. Soc.},
  • C. Ciborra
  • Published 1 December 1992
  • Business
  • Inf. Soc.
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