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Sustainable project management through project control in infrastructure projects. / Kivilä, Jesse; Martinsuo, Miia; Vuorinen, Lauri.

In: International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 35, No. 6, 08.2017, p. 1167 – 1183.

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Kivilä, Jesse ; Martinsuo, Miia ; Vuorinen, Lauri. / Sustainable project management through project control in infrastructure projects. In: International Journal of Project Management. 2017 ; Vol. 35, No. 6. pp. 1167 – 1183.

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