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External information sourcing and lead-time advantage in product innovation

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External information sourcing and lead-time advantage in product innovation. / Van Criekingen, Kristof.

I: Journal of Intellectual Capital, Bind 21, Nr. 5, 2020, s. 709-726.

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Van Criekingen, K 2020, 'External information sourcing and lead-time advantage in product innovation', Journal of Intellectual Capital, bind 21, nr. 5, s. 709-726. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIC-07-2019-0187

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Van Criekingen, K. (2020). External information sourcing and lead-time advantage in product innovation. Journal of Intellectual Capital, 21(5), 709-726. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIC-07-2019-0187

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Van Criekingen, Kristof. "External information sourcing and lead-time advantage in product innovation". Journal of Intellectual Capital. 2020, 21(5). 709-726. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIC-07-2019-0187

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Van Criekingen, Kristof. / External information sourcing and lead-time advantage in product innovation. I: Journal of Intellectual Capital. 2020 ; Bind 21, Nr. 5. s. 709-726.

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