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Open innovation among university spin-off firms: what is in it for them, and what can cities do?

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Open innovation among university spin-off firms: what is in it for them, and what can cities do? / van Geenhuizen, Marina; Soetanto, Danny.

In: Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2012, p. 191-207.

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van Geenhuizen, M & Soetanto, D 2012, 'Open innovation among university spin-off firms: what is in it for them, and what can cities do?', Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 191-207. https://doi.org/10.1080/13511610.2012.660328

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van Geenhuizen, M., & Soetanto, D. (2012). Open innovation among university spin-off firms: what is in it for them, and what can cities do? Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 25(2), 191-207. https://doi.org/10.1080/13511610.2012.660328

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van Geenhuizen, Marina ; Soetanto, Danny. / Open innovation among university spin-off firms: what is in it for them, and what can cities do?. In: Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research. 2012 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 191-207.

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