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Economic and industrial espionage: a different perspective on inter-organizational learning

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Economic and industrial espionage: a different perspective on inter-organizational learning. / Simm, D; Ferdinand, J.

Lancaster University : The Department of Management Learning and Leadership, 2006. (Management Learning and Leadership Working Paper Series).

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Simm, D & Ferdinand, J 2006 'Economic and industrial espionage: a different perspective on inter-organizational learning' Management Learning and Leadership Working Paper Series, The Department of Management Learning and Leadership, Lancaster University.

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Simm, D., & Ferdinand, J. (2006). Economic and industrial espionage: a different perspective on inter-organizational learning. (Management Learning and Leadership Working Paper Series). The Department of Management Learning and Leadership.

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Simm D, Ferdinand J. Economic and industrial espionage: a different perspective on inter-organizational learning. Lancaster University: The Department of Management Learning and Leadership. 2006. (Management Learning and Leadership Working Paper Series).

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Simm, D ; Ferdinand, J. / Economic and industrial espionage: a different perspective on inter-organizational learning. Lancaster University : The Department of Management Learning and Leadership, 2006. (Management Learning and Leadership Working Paper Series).

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