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The role of Technological Business Incubators in supporting business innovation in China: a case of regional adaptability?

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The role of Technological Business Incubators in supporting business innovation in China : a case of regional adaptability? / Xiao, Li; North, David.

In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Vol. 30, No. 1-2, 01.2018, p. 29-57.

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Xiao, Li ; North, David. / The role of Technological Business Incubators in supporting business innovation in China : a case of regional adaptability?. In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. 2018 ; Vol. 30, No. 1-2. pp. 29-57.

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