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MOTIVATIONS AND OUTCOMES OF ENGAGING IN REGIONAL CLUSTERS IN THE ICT SECTOR: A DUAL PERSPECTIVE

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MOTIVATIONS AND OUTCOMES OF ENGAGING IN REGIONAL CLUSTERS IN THE ICT SECTOR: A DUAL PERSPECTIVE. / Lockett, N J; Jack, S L; Larty, J.

Lancaster University : Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, 2010. (Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Working Paper Series).

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Lockett, NJ, Jack, SL & Larty, J 2010 'MOTIVATIONS AND OUTCOMES OF ENGAGING IN REGIONAL CLUSTERS IN THE ICT SECTOR: A DUAL PERSPECTIVE' Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Working Paper Series, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Lancaster University.

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Lockett, N. J., Jack, S. L., & Larty, J. (2010). MOTIVATIONS AND OUTCOMES OF ENGAGING IN REGIONAL CLUSTERS IN THE ICT SECTOR: A DUAL PERSPECTIVE. (Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Working Paper Series). Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development.

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Lockett NJ, Jack SL, Larty J. MOTIVATIONS AND OUTCOMES OF ENGAGING IN REGIONAL CLUSTERS IN THE ICT SECTOR: A DUAL PERSPECTIVE. Lancaster University: Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development. 2010. (Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Working Paper Series).

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Lockett, N J ; Jack, S L ; Larty, J. / MOTIVATIONS AND OUTCOMES OF ENGAGING IN REGIONAL CLUSTERS IN THE ICT SECTOR: A DUAL PERSPECTIVE. Lancaster University : Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, 2010. (Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Working Paper Series).

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