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Engaging in knowledge exchange: The instrumental psychological ownership in open innovation communities

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Engaging in knowledge exchange: The instrumental psychological ownership in open innovation communities. / Pirkkalainen, Henri; Pawlowski, Jan M.; Bick, Markus; Tannhäuser, Anne-Christin.

In: International Journal of Information Management, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2018, p. 277-287.

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Pirkkalainen, H, Pawlowski, JM, Bick, M & Tannhäuser, A-C 2018, 'Engaging in knowledge exchange: The instrumental psychological ownership in open innovation communities', International Journal of Information Management, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 277-287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2017.09.006

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Pirkkalainen, H., Pawlowski, J. M., Bick, M., & Tannhäuser, A-C. (2018). Engaging in knowledge exchange: The instrumental psychological ownership in open innovation communities. International Journal of Information Management, 38(1), 277-287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2017.09.006

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Pirkkalainen H, Pawlowski JM, Bick M, Tannhäuser A-C. Engaging in knowledge exchange: The instrumental psychological ownership in open innovation communities. International Journal of Information Management. 2018;38(1):277-287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2017.09.006

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Pirkkalainen, Henri ; Pawlowski, Jan M. ; Bick, Markus ; Tannhäuser, Anne-Christin. / Engaging in knowledge exchange: The instrumental psychological ownership in open innovation communities. In: International Journal of Information Management. 2018 ; Vol. 38, No. 1. pp. 277-287.

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