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How the Dead Storage of Consumer Electronics Creates Consumer Value

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How the Dead Storage of Consumer Electronics Creates Consumer Value. / Nøjgaard, Mikkel; Smaniotto, Cristiano; Askegaard, Søren; Cimpan, Ciprian; Zhilyaev, Dmitry; Wenzel, Henrik.

In: Sustainability, Vol. 12, No. 14, 5552, 2020.

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Harvard

Nøjgaard, M, Smaniotto, C, Askegaard, S, Cimpan, C, Zhilyaev, D & Wenzel, H 2020, 'How the Dead Storage of Consumer Electronics Creates Consumer Value', Sustainability, vol. 12, no. 14, 5552. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145552

APA

Nøjgaard, M., Smaniotto, C., Askegaard, S., Cimpan, C., Zhilyaev, D., & Wenzel, H. (2020). How the Dead Storage of Consumer Electronics Creates Consumer Value. Sustainability, 12(14), [5552]. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145552

CBE

Nøjgaard M, Smaniotto C, Askegaard S, Cimpan C, Zhilyaev D, Wenzel H. 2020. How the Dead Storage of Consumer Electronics Creates Consumer Value. Sustainability. 12(14):Article 5552. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145552

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Vancouver

Nøjgaard M, Smaniotto C, Askegaard S, Cimpan C, Zhilyaev D, Wenzel H. How the Dead Storage of Consumer Electronics Creates Consumer Value. Sustainability. 2020;12(14). 5552. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145552

Author

Nøjgaard, Mikkel ; Smaniotto, Cristiano ; Askegaard, Søren ; Cimpan, Ciprian ; Zhilyaev, Dmitry ; Wenzel, Henrik. / How the Dead Storage of Consumer Electronics Creates Consumer Value. In: Sustainability. 2020 ; Vol. 12, No. 14.

Bibtex

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