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Desperately seeking finance? The demand for finance by women-owned and -led businesses

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Desperately seeking finance? The demand for finance by women-owned and -led businesses. / Hill, Frances; Leitch, Claire; Harrison, Richard.

In: Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2006, p. 159-182.

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Hill, F, Leitch, C & Harrison, R 2006, 'Desperately seeking finance? The demand for finance by women-owned and -led businesses', Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 159-182. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691060600555347

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Hill, F., Leitch, C., & Harrison, R. (2006). Desperately seeking finance? The demand for finance by women-owned and -led businesses. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 8(2), 159-182. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691060600555347

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Hill F, Leitch C, Harrison R. Desperately seeking finance? The demand for finance by women-owned and -led businesses. Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance. 2006;8(2):159-182. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691060600555347

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Hill, Frances ; Leitch, Claire ; Harrison, Richard. / Desperately seeking finance? The demand for finance by women-owned and -led businesses. In: Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance. 2006 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 159-182.

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