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The ability and willingness paradox in family firm innovation. / Chrisman, James J.; Chua, Jess; De Massis, Alfredo; Frattini, Federico; Wright, Mike.

In: The Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol. 32, No. 3, 04.2015, p. 310-318.

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Chrisman, JJ, Chua, J, De Massis, A, Frattini, F & Wright, M 2015, 'The ability and willingness paradox in family firm innovation', The Journal of Product Innovation Management, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 310-318. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpim.12207

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Chrisman, J. J., Chua, J., De Massis, A., Frattini, F., & Wright, M. (2015). The ability and willingness paradox in family firm innovation. The Journal of Product Innovation Management, 32(3), 310-318. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpim.12207

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Chrisman JJ, Chua J, De Massis A, Frattini F, Wright M. The ability and willingness paradox in family firm innovation. The Journal of Product Innovation Management. 2015 Apr;32(3):310-318. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpim.12207

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Chrisman, James J. ; Chua, Jess ; De Massis, Alfredo ; Frattini, Federico ; Wright, Mike. / The ability and willingness paradox in family firm innovation. In: The Journal of Product Innovation Management. 2015 ; Vol. 32, No. 3. pp. 310-318.

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