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Bounded Openness: The Future Political Economy of Knowledge Management

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Bounded Openness : The Future Political Economy of Knowledge Management. / May, Christopher.

In: European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 33, No. 8, 01.08.2011, p. 477-480.

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May, C 2011, 'Bounded Openness: The Future Political Economy of Knowledge Management', European Intellectual Property Review, vol. 33, no. 8, pp. 477-480.

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May, C. (2011). Bounded Openness: The Future Political Economy of Knowledge Management. European Intellectual Property Review, 33(8), 477-480.

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May C. Bounded Openness: The Future Political Economy of Knowledge Management. European Intellectual Property Review. 2011 Aug 1;33(8):477-480.

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May, Christopher. / Bounded Openness : The Future Political Economy of Knowledge Management. In: European Intellectual Property Review. 2011 ; Vol. 33, No. 8. pp. 477-480.

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