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Technological practice, firms, communities and networks. / Araujo, L M.

Lancaster University : The Department of Marketing, 2004. (Marketing Working Paper Series).

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Araujo, LM 2004 'Technological practice, firms, communities and networks' Marketing Working Paper Series, The Department of Marketing, Lancaster University.

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Araujo, L. M. (2004). Technological practice, firms, communities and networks. (Marketing Working Paper Series). The Department of Marketing.

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Araujo LM. Technological practice, firms, communities and networks. Lancaster University: The Department of Marketing. 2004. (Marketing Working Paper Series).

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Araujo, L M. / Technological practice, firms, communities and networks. Lancaster University : The Department of Marketing, 2004. (Marketing Working Paper Series).

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