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The Contingent Role of Interproject Connectedness in Cultivating Open Source Software Projects

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The Contingent Role of Interproject Connectedness in Cultivating Open Source Software Projects. / Sutanto, Juliana; Jiang, Qiqi ; Tan, Chuan-Hoo.

I: The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 13.02.2020.

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Sutanto, Juliana ; Jiang, Qiqi ; Tan, Chuan-Hoo. / The Contingent Role of Interproject Connectedness in Cultivating Open Source Software Projects. I: The Journal of Strategic Information Systems. 2020.

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