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Robson Silva Sø Rocha

Racing to the bottom, or climbing to the top? Local responses to the internationalization of trade in the Brazilian textile and garments industry

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Racing to the bottom, or climbing to the top? Local responses to the internationalization of trade in the Brazilian textile and garments industry. / Rocha, Robson Silva.

I: International Journal of Business Environment, Bind 9, Nr. 3, 2017, s. 225-246.

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