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User preferences of office occupiers : investigating the differences. / AppelMuelenbroek, Rianne; Rothe, Peggie; Nenonen, Suvi; Lindholm, Anna Liisa; Hyvönen, Ari.

In: Journal of Corporate Real Estate, Vol. 13, No. 2, 31.05.2011, p. 81-97.

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AppelMuelenbroek, R, Rothe, P, Nenonen, S, Lindholm, AL & Hyvönen, A 2011, 'User preferences of office occupiers: investigating the differences', Journal of Corporate Real Estate, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 81-97. https://doi.org/10.1108/14630011111136803

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AppelMuelenbroek, R., Rothe, P., Nenonen, S., Lindholm, A. L., & Hyvönen, A. (2011). User preferences of office occupiers: investigating the differences. Journal of Corporate Real Estate, 13(2), 81-97. https://doi.org/10.1108/14630011111136803

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AppelMuelenbroek R, Rothe P, Nenonen S, Lindholm AL, Hyvönen A. User preferences of office occupiers: investigating the differences. Journal of Corporate Real Estate. 2011 May 31;13(2):81-97. https://doi.org/10.1108/14630011111136803

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AppelMuelenbroek, Rianne ; Rothe, Peggie ; Nenonen, Suvi ; Lindholm, Anna Liisa ; Hyvönen, Ari. / User preferences of office occupiers : investigating the differences. In: Journal of Corporate Real Estate. 2011 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 81-97.

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