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The discourse of entrepreneurial masculinities (and femininities). / Hamilton, Eleanor.

In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Vol. 25, No. 1-2, 01.2013, p. 90-99.

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Hamilton, E 2013, 'The discourse of entrepreneurial masculinities (and femininities)', Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, vol. 25, no. 1-2, pp. 90-99. https://doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2012.746879

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Hamilton, Eleanor. / The discourse of entrepreneurial masculinities (and femininities). In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. 2013 ; Vol. 25, No. 1-2. pp. 90-99.

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