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Stories from the field: women’s networking as gender capital in entrepreneurial ecosystems

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Stories from the field : women’s networking as gender capital in entrepreneurial ecosystems. / McAdam, Maura; Harrison, Richard; Leitch, Claire Marie.

In: Small Business Economics, Vol. 53, No. 2, 01.08.2019, p. 459–474.

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McAdam M, Harrison R, Leitch CM. Stories from the field: women’s networking as gender capital in entrepreneurial ecosystems. Small Business Economics. 2019 Aug 1;53(2):459–474. Epub 2018 Feb 13. doi: 10.1007/s11187-018-9995-6

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McAdam, Maura ; Harrison, Richard ; Leitch, Claire Marie. / Stories from the field : women’s networking as gender capital in entrepreneurial ecosystems. In: Small Business Economics. 2019 ; Vol. 53, No. 2. pp. 459–474.

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