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Entrepreneurship as connecting: some implications for theorising and practice. / Anderson, Alistair; Drakopoulou Dodd, Sarah; Jack, Sarah.

In: Management Decision, Vol. 50, No. 5, 2012, p. 958-971.

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Anderson, A, Drakopoulou Dodd, S & Jack, S 2012, 'Entrepreneurship as connecting: some implications for theorising and practice', Management Decision, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 958-971. https://doi.org/10.1108/00251741211227708

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Anderson, Alistair ; Drakopoulou Dodd, Sarah ; Jack, Sarah. / Entrepreneurship as connecting: some implications for theorising and practice. In: Management Decision. 2012 ; Vol. 50, No. 5. pp. 958-971.

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