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Born Globals - Is there Fire Behind the Smoke?

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Born Globals - Is there Fire Behind the Smoke? / Choquette, Eliane; Rask, Morten; Sala, Davide; Schröder, Philipp.

In: International Business Review, Vol. 26, No. 3, 01.06.2017, p. 448-460.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

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Choquette, E, Rask, M, Sala, D & Schröder, P 2017, 'Born Globals - Is there Fire Behind the Smoke?' International Business Review, vol 26, no. 3, pp. 448-460. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2016.10.005

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Choquette E, Rask M, Sala D, Schröder P. 2017. Born Globals - Is there Fire Behind the Smoke?. International Business Review. 26(3):448-460. Available from: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2016.10.005

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Choquette, Eliane et al."Born Globals - Is there Fire Behind the Smoke?". International Business Review. 2017, 26(3). 448-460. Available: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2016.10.005

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Choquette E, Rask M, Sala D, Schröder P. Born Globals - Is there Fire Behind the Smoke? International Business Review. 2017 Jun 1;26(3):448-460. Available from, DOI: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2016.10.005

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Choquette, Eliane; Rask, Morten; Sala, Davide; Schröder, Philipp / Born Globals - Is there Fire Behind the Smoke?

In: International Business Review, Vol. 26, No. 3, 01.06.2017, p. 448-460.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

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