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Identifying and analysing the drivers of heterogeneity among ecosystem builder accelerators

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Identifying and analysing the drivers of heterogeneity among ecosystem builder accelerators. / Prexl, Katja-Maria; Hubert, Marco; Beck, Susanne; Heiden, Christian ; Prügl, Reinhard .

In: R&D Management, Vol. 49, No. 4, 09.2019, p. 624-638.

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Prexl, K-M, Hubert, M, Beck, S, Heiden, C & Prügl, R 2019, 'Identifying and analysing the drivers of heterogeneity among ecosystem builder accelerators', R&D Management, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 624-638. https://doi.org/10.1111/radm.12352

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Prexl, Katja-Maria ; Hubert, Marco ; Beck, Susanne ; Heiden, Christian ; Prügl, Reinhard . / Identifying and analysing the drivers of heterogeneity among ecosystem builder accelerators. In: R&D Management. 2019 ; Vol. 49, No. 4. pp. 624-638.

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