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Intrafirm knowledge transfer of agile software practices: barriers and their relations

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Intrafirm knowledge transfer of agile software practices: barriers and their relations. / Tordrup Heeager, Lise; Nielsen, Peter Axel.

In: Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2018, p. 199-224.

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Harvard

Tordrup Heeager, L & Nielsen, PA 2018, 'Intrafirm knowledge transfer of agile software practices: barriers and their relations', Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 199-224. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228053.2017.1413873

APA

Tordrup Heeager, L., & Nielsen, P. A. (2018). Intrafirm knowledge transfer of agile software practices: barriers and their relations. Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research, 19(4), 199-224. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228053.2017.1413873

CBE

Tordrup Heeager L, Nielsen PA. 2018. Intrafirm knowledge transfer of agile software practices: barriers and their relations. Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research. 19(4):199-224. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228053.2017.1413873

MLA

Tordrup Heeager, Lise and Peter Axel Nielsen. "Intrafirm knowledge transfer of agile software practices: barriers and their relations". Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research. 2018, 19(4). 199-224. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228053.2017.1413873

Vancouver

Tordrup Heeager L, Nielsen PA. Intrafirm knowledge transfer of agile software practices: barriers and their relations. Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research. 2018;19(4):199-224. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228053.2017.1413873

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Tordrup Heeager, Lise ; Nielsen, Peter Axel. / Intrafirm knowledge transfer of agile software practices: barriers and their relations. In: Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research. 2018 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 199-224.

Bibtex

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