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The diffusion of CSR initiatives among SMEs in industrial clusters: some findings from Italian experiences

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The diffusion of CSR initiatives among SMEs in industrial clusters : some findings from Italian experiences. / Testa, Francesco; Battaglia, Massimo; Bianchi, Lara.

In: International Journal of Technology Management, Vol. 58, No. 1-2, 2012, p. 152-170.

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Testa, F, Battaglia, M & Bianchi, L 2012, 'The diffusion of CSR initiatives among SMEs in industrial clusters: some findings from Italian experiences', International Journal of Technology Management, vol. 58, no. 1-2, pp. 152-170. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJTM.2012.045793

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Testa, Francesco ; Battaglia, Massimo ; Bianchi, Lara. / The diffusion of CSR initiatives among SMEs in industrial clusters : some findings from Italian experiences. In: International Journal of Technology Management. 2012 ; Vol. 58, No. 1-2. pp. 152-170.

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