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Innovations affecting SMEs and e-business with reference to strategic networks, aggregation and intermediaries

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Innovations affecting SMEs and e-business with reference to strategic networks, aggregation and intermediaries. / Brown, D H; Lockett, N J.

Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science, 2003. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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Brown, DH & Lockett, NJ 2003 'Innovations affecting SMEs and e-business with reference to strategic networks, aggregation and intermediaries' Management Science Working Paper Series, The Department of Management Science, Lancaster University.

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Brown DH, Lockett NJ. Innovations affecting SMEs and e-business with reference to strategic networks, aggregation and intermediaries. Lancaster University: The Department of Management Science. 2003. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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Brown, D H ; Lockett, N J. / Innovations affecting SMEs and e-business with reference to strategic networks, aggregation and intermediaries. Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science, 2003. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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