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Sharing the burden of integration: An activity-based view to integrated solutions provisioning

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Sharing the burden of integration: An activity-based view to integrated solutions provisioning. / Ahola, Tuomas; Vuori, Mervi; Viitamo, Esa.

In: International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 35, No. 6, 08.2017, p. 1006-1021.

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Ahola, T, Vuori, M & Viitamo, E 2017, 'Sharing the burden of integration: An activity-based view to integrated solutions provisioning', International Journal of Project Management, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 1006-1021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2017.05.002

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Ahola, T., Vuori, M., & Viitamo, E. (2017). Sharing the burden of integration: An activity-based view to integrated solutions provisioning. International Journal of Project Management, 35(6), 1006-1021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2017.05.002

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Ahola, Tuomas ; Vuori, Mervi ; Viitamo, Esa. / Sharing the burden of integration: An activity-based view to integrated solutions provisioning. In: International Journal of Project Management. 2017 ; Vol. 35, No. 6. pp. 1006-1021.

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