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The multiple boundaries of the firm. / Araujo, L M; Dubois, A; Gadde, L E.

In: Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 40, No. 5, 2003, p. 1255-1277.

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Araujo, LM, Dubois, A & Gadde, LE 2003, 'The multiple boundaries of the firm', Journal of Management Studies, vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 1255-1277. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-6486.00379

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Araujo, L. M., Dubois, A., & Gadde, L. E. (2003). The multiple boundaries of the firm. Journal of Management Studies, 40(5), 1255-1277. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-6486.00379

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Araujo LM, Dubois A, Gadde LE. The multiple boundaries of the firm. Journal of Management Studies. 2003;40(5):1255-1277. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-6486.00379

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Araujo, L M ; Dubois, A ; Gadde, L E. / The multiple boundaries of the firm. In: Journal of Management Studies. 2003 ; Vol. 40, No. 5. pp. 1255-1277.

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