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The Impact of Foreign Technology & Embodied R&D On Productivity in Internationally-Oriented & High-Technology Industries in Egypt, 2006-2009

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The Impact of Foreign Technology & Embodied R&D On Productivity in Internationally-Oriented & High-Technology Industries in Egypt, 2006-2009. / Elkomy, Shimaa; Ingham, Hilary; Read, Robert.

Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2020. (Economics Working Papers Series).

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Elkomy, S, Ingham, H & Read, R 2020 'The Impact of Foreign Technology & Embodied R&D On Productivity in Internationally-Oriented & High-Technology Industries in Egypt, 2006-2009' Economics Working Papers Series, Lancaster University, Department of Economics, Lancaster.

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Elkomy S, Ingham H, Read R. The Impact of Foreign Technology & Embodied R&D On Productivity in Internationally-Oriented & High-Technology Industries in Egypt, 2006-2009. Lancaster: Lancaster University, Department of Economics. 2020 Apr 3. (Economics Working Papers Series).

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Elkomy, Shimaa ; Ingham, Hilary ; Read, Robert. / The Impact of Foreign Technology & Embodied R&D On Productivity in Internationally-Oriented & High-Technology Industries in Egypt, 2006-2009. Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2020. (Economics Working Papers Series).

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