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Knowledge relationships of university spin-off firms : Contrasting dynamics in global reach. / Taheri, Mozhdeh; van Geenhuizen, Marina.

In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 144, 07.2019, p. 193-204.

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Taheri, Mozhdeh ; van Geenhuizen, Marina. / Knowledge relationships of university spin-off firms : Contrasting dynamics in global reach. In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 2019 ; Vol. 144. pp. 193-204.

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