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From admiration to abhorence: the contentious appeal of entrepreneurship across Europe

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From admiration to abhorence : the contentious appeal of entrepreneurship across Europe. / Drakopoulou Dodd, Sarah; Jack, Sarah; Anderson, Alistair.

In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Vol. 25, No. 1-2, 2013, p. 69-89.

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Drakopoulou Dodd, S, Jack, S & Anderson, A 2013, 'From admiration to abhorence: the contentious appeal of entrepreneurship across Europe', Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, vol. 25, no. 1-2, pp. 69-89. https://doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2012.746878

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Drakopoulou Dodd, S., Jack, S., & Anderson, A. (2013). From admiration to abhorence: the contentious appeal of entrepreneurship across Europe. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 25(1-2), 69-89. https://doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2012.746878

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Drakopoulou Dodd S, Jack S, Anderson A. From admiration to abhorence: the contentious appeal of entrepreneurship across Europe. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. 2013;25(1-2):69-89. https://doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2012.746878

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Drakopoulou Dodd, Sarah ; Jack, Sarah ; Anderson, Alistair. / From admiration to abhorence : the contentious appeal of entrepreneurship across Europe. In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. 2013 ; Vol. 25, No. 1-2. pp. 69-89.

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