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Communities of knowledge: entrepreneurship, innovation and networks in the British outdoor trade 1960-1990

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Communities of knowledge: entrepreneurship, innovation and networks in the British outdoor trade 1960-1990. / Rose, M B; Parsons, M C.

Lancaster University : Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, 2003. (Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Working Paper Series).

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Harvard

Rose, MB & Parsons, MC 2003 'Communities of knowledge: entrepreneurship, innovation and networks in the British outdoor trade 1960-1990' Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Working Paper Series, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Lancaster University.

APA

Rose, M. B., & Parsons, M. C. (2003). Communities of knowledge: entrepreneurship, innovation and networks in the British outdoor trade 1960-1990. (Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Working Paper Series). Lancaster University: Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development.

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Rose MB, Parsons MC. Communities of knowledge: entrepreneurship, innovation and networks in the British outdoor trade 1960-1990. Lancaster University: Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development. 2003, (Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Working Paper Series).

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Rose, M B ; Parsons, M C. / Communities of knowledge: entrepreneurship, innovation and networks in the British outdoor trade 1960-1990. Lancaster University : Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, 2003. (Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Working Paper Series).

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