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The Return of Evil Companies: Is it okay to profit with the poor at software platforms?

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The Return of Evil Companies : Is it okay to profit with the poor at software platforms? . / Kimppa, Kai K.; Hyrynsalmi, Sami; Rantanen, Minna; Järvi, Antero.

2018. 433-443 Paper presented at ETHICOMP 2018, Sopot, Poland.

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Harvard

Kimppa, KK, Hyrynsalmi, S, Rantanen, M & Järvi, A 2018, 'The Return of Evil Companies: Is it okay to profit with the poor at software platforms? ' Paper presented at ETHICOMP 2018, Sopot, Poland, 24/09/18 - 29/09/18, pp. 433-443.

APA

Kimppa, K. K., Hyrynsalmi, S., Rantanen, M., & Järvi, A. (2018). The Return of Evil Companies: Is it okay to profit with the poor at software platforms? . 433-443. Paper presented at ETHICOMP 2018, Sopot, Poland.

Vancouver

Kimppa KK, Hyrynsalmi S, Rantanen M, Järvi A. The Return of Evil Companies: Is it okay to profit with the poor at software platforms? . 2018. Paper presented at ETHICOMP 2018, Sopot, Poland.

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Kimppa, Kai K. ; Hyrynsalmi, Sami ; Rantanen, Minna ; Järvi, Antero. / The Return of Evil Companies : Is it okay to profit with the poor at software platforms? . Paper presented at ETHICOMP 2018, Sopot, Poland.11 p.

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