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Achieving innovation in a lean environment: How innovative small firms overcome resource constraints

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Achieving innovation in a lean environment : How innovative small firms overcome resource constraints. / Deakins, David; Bensemann, Jo.

In: International Journal of Innovation Management, 13.08.2018.

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Deakins, David ; Bensemann, Jo. / Achieving innovation in a lean environment : How innovative small firms overcome resource constraints. In: International Journal of Innovation Management. 2018.

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