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How policy positions women entrepreneurs: A comparative analysis of state discourse in Sweden and the United States

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How policy positions women entrepreneurs : A comparative analysis of state discourse in Sweden and the United States. / Ahl, Helene; Nelson, Teresa.

In: Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 30, No. 2, 03.2015, p. 273-291.

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Ahl H, Nelson T. How policy positions women entrepreneurs: A comparative analysis of state discourse in Sweden and the United States. Journal of Business Venturing. 2015 Mar;30(2):273-291. Epub 2014 Sep 2. doi: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2014.08.002

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Ahl, Helene ; Nelson, Teresa. / How policy positions women entrepreneurs : A comparative analysis of state discourse in Sweden and the United States. In: Journal of Business Venturing. 2015 ; Vol. 30, No. 2. pp. 273-291.

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