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Path dependence, MNCs and the internationalisation process: a relational approach

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Path dependence, MNCs and the internationalisation process: a relational approach. / Araujo, L M; Rezende, S.

In: International Business Review, Vol. 12, No. 6, 2003, p. 719-737.

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Araujo, L M ; Rezende, S. / Path dependence, MNCs and the internationalisation process: a relational approach. In: International Business Review. 2003 ; Vol. 12, No. 6. pp. 719-737.

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