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Conceptualizing entrepreneurship as creative space . / Ahl, Helene; Bjursell, Cecilia.

Presented at 4th EuroMed Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business, Elounda, Greece. 2011.

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Ahl, H & Bjursell, C 2011, Conceptualizing entrepreneurship as creative space . in Presented at 4th EuroMed Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business, Elounda, Greece.

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Ahl, H., & Bjursell, C. (2011). Conceptualizing entrepreneurship as creative space . In Presented at 4th EuroMed Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business, Elounda, Greece

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Ahl H, Bjursell C. Conceptualizing entrepreneurship as creative space . In Presented at 4th EuroMed Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business, Elounda, Greece. 2011

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Ahl, Helene ; Bjursell, Cecilia. / Conceptualizing entrepreneurship as creative space . Presented at 4th EuroMed Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business, Elounda, Greece. 2011.

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