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Cultural influence on online community use: A cross-cultural study on online exercise diary users of three nationalities

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Cultural influence on online community use : A cross-cultural study on online exercise diary users of three nationalities. / Malinen, Sanna; Nurkka, Piia.

julkaisussa: International Journal of Web Based Communities, Vuosikerta 11, Nro 2, 2015, s. 153-169.

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Malinen, S & Nurkka, P 2015, 'Cultural influence on online community use: A cross-cultural study on online exercise diary users of three nationalities', International Journal of Web Based Communities, Vuosikerta. 11, Nro 2, Sivut 153-169. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJWBC.2015.068539

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Malinen, Sanna ; Nurkka, Piia. / Cultural influence on online community use : A cross-cultural study on online exercise diary users of three nationalities. Julkaisussa: International Journal of Web Based Communities. 2015 ; Vuosikerta 11, Nro 2. Sivut 153-169.

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