Picture Perfect? Exploring the use of smartphone photography in a distributed work practice. / Pritchard, Katrina; Symon, Gillian.

In: Management Learning, Vol. 45, No. 5, 2014, p. 561-576.

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Picture Perfect? Exploring the use of smartphone photography in a distributed work practice. / Pritchard, Katrina; Symon, Gillian.

In: Management Learning, Vol. 45, No. 5, 2014, p. 561-576.

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Pritchard, Katrina ; Symon, Gillian. / Picture Perfect? Exploring the use of smartphone photography in a distributed work practice. In: Management Learning. 2014 ; Vol. 45, No. 5. pp. 561-576.

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