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A Constructive-Critical Approach to the Changing Workplace and its Technologies

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A Constructive-Critical Approach to the Changing Workplace and its Technologies. / Møller, Naja Holten; Shklovski, Irina; Silberman, Six; Dombrowski, Lynn; Lampinen, Airi.

Proceedings of 15th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work - Panels, Posters and Demos: Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies: vol. 1, no. 3. European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET), 2017.

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Møller, NH, Shklovski, I, Silberman, S, Dombrowski, L & Lampinen, A 2017, A Constructive-Critical Approach to the Changing Workplace and its Technologies. in Proceedings of 15th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work - Panels, Posters and Demos: Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies: vol. 1, no. 3. European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET). https://doi.org/10.18420/ecscw2017_p2

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Møller, N. H., Shklovski, I., Silberman, S., Dombrowski, L., & Lampinen, A. (2017). A Constructive-Critical Approach to the Changing Workplace and its Technologies. In Proceedings of 15th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work - Panels, Posters and Demos: Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies: vol. 1, no. 3 European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET). https://doi.org/10.18420/ecscw2017_p2

Vancouver

Møller NH, Shklovski I, Silberman S, Dombrowski L, Lampinen A. A Constructive-Critical Approach to the Changing Workplace and its Technologies. In Proceedings of 15th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work - Panels, Posters and Demos: Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies: vol. 1, no. 3. European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET). 2017 https://doi.org/10.18420/ecscw2017_p2

Author

Møller, Naja Holten ; Shklovski, Irina ; Silberman, Six ; Dombrowski, Lynn ; Lampinen, Airi. / A Constructive-Critical Approach to the Changing Workplace and its Technologies. Proceedings of 15th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work - Panels, Posters and Demos: Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies: vol. 1, no. 3. European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET), 2017.

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