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A Qualitative Study of Innovation Diffusion : The Novel case of a Small Firm and KTP. / Choudrie, Jyoti; Culkin, N.

In: Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2013, p. 889-912.

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