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The investigation of e-business engagement by SMEs with reference to strategic networks and aggregation: the dairy farming industry

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The investigation of e-business engagement by SMEs with reference to strategic networks and aggregation: the dairy farming industry. / Lockett, N J; Brown, D H.

Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science, 2003. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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Lockett, NJ & Brown, DH 2003 'The investigation of e-business engagement by SMEs with reference to strategic networks and aggregation: the dairy farming industry' Management Science Working Paper Series, The Department of Management Science, Lancaster University.

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Lockett NJ, Brown DH. The investigation of e-business engagement by SMEs with reference to strategic networks and aggregation: the dairy farming industry. Lancaster University: The Department of Management Science. 2003. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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Lockett, N J ; Brown, D H. / The investigation of e-business engagement by SMEs with reference to strategic networks and aggregation: the dairy farming industry. Lancaster University : The Department of Management Science, 2003. (Management Science Working Paper Series).

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