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How governmental stakeholders influence large projects : the case of nuclear power plant projects. / Sallinen, Liisa; Ruuska, Inkeri; Ahola, Tuomas.

In: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 6, No. 1, 18.01.2013, p. 51-68.

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Sallinen, L, Ruuska, I & Ahola, T 2013, 'How governmental stakeholders influence large projects: the case of nuclear power plant projects', International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 51-68. https://doi.org/10.1108/17538371311291026

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Sallinen, L., Ruuska, I., & Ahola, T. (2013). How governmental stakeholders influence large projects: the case of nuclear power plant projects. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 6(1), 51-68. https://doi.org/10.1108/17538371311291026

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Sallinen L, Ruuska I, Ahola T. How governmental stakeholders influence large projects: the case of nuclear power plant projects. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. 2013 Jan 18;6(1):51-68. https://doi.org/10.1108/17538371311291026

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Sallinen, Liisa ; Ruuska, Inkeri ; Ahola, Tuomas. / How governmental stakeholders influence large projects : the case of nuclear power plant projects. In: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. 2013 ; Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 51-68.

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