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Using the constant comparative technique to consider network change and evolution. / Jack, Sarah Louise; Anderson, Alistair; Drakopoulou Dodd, Sarah Louise; Moult, Susan.

Handbook of Qualitative Research Techniques and Analysis in Entrepreneurship . ed. / Helle Neergaard; Claire Leitch. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2015. p. 21-51 (Research Handbooks in Business and Management series).

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Jack, SL, Anderson, A, Drakopoulou Dodd, SL & Moult, S 2015, Using the constant comparative technique to consider network change and evolution. in H Neergaard & C Leitch (eds), Handbook of Qualitative Research Techniques and Analysis in Entrepreneurship . Research Handbooks in Business and Management series, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 21-51. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781849809870.00009

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Jack, S. L., Anderson, A., Drakopoulou Dodd, S. L., & Moult, S. (2015). Using the constant comparative technique to consider network change and evolution. In H. Neergaard, & C. Leitch (Eds.), Handbook of Qualitative Research Techniques and Analysis in Entrepreneurship (pp. 21-51). (Research Handbooks in Business and Management series). Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781849809870.00009

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Jack SL, Anderson A, Drakopoulou Dodd SL, Moult S. Using the constant comparative technique to consider network change and evolution. In Neergaard H, Leitch C, editors, Handbook of Qualitative Research Techniques and Analysis in Entrepreneurship . Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. 2015. p. 21-51. (Research Handbooks in Business and Management series). https://doi.org/10.4337/9781849809870.00009

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Jack, Sarah Louise ; Anderson, Alistair ; Drakopoulou Dodd, Sarah Louise ; Moult, Susan. / Using the constant comparative technique to consider network change and evolution. Handbook of Qualitative Research Techniques and Analysis in Entrepreneurship . editor / Helle Neergaard ; Claire Leitch. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2015. pp. 21-51 (Research Handbooks in Business and Management series).

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