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Rocket Internet: Organizing a startup factory

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Rocket Internet: Organizing a startup factory. / Baumann, Oliver; Bergenholtz, Carsten; Frederiksen, Lars; Grant, Robert M.; Köhler, Rebecca; Preston, David L.; Shane, Scott.

In: Journal of Organization Design, Vol. 7, No. 13, 2018.

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Harvard

Baumann, O, Bergenholtz, C, Frederiksen, L, Grant, RM, Köhler, R, Preston, DL & Shane, S 2018, 'Rocket Internet: Organizing a startup factory', Journal of Organization Design, vol. 7, no. 13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41469-018-0037-2

APA

Baumann, O., Bergenholtz, C., Frederiksen, L., Grant, R. M., Köhler, R., Preston, D. L., & Shane, S. (2018). Rocket Internet: Organizing a startup factory. Journal of Organization Design, 7(13). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41469-018-0037-2

CBE

Baumann O, Bergenholtz C, Frederiksen L, Grant RM, Köhler R, Preston DL, Shane S. 2018. Rocket Internet: Organizing a startup factory. Journal of Organization Design. 7(13). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41469-018-0037-2

MLA

Baumann, Oliver et al. "Rocket Internet: Organizing a startup factory". Journal of Organization Design. 2018. 7(13). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41469-018-0037-2

Vancouver

Baumann O, Bergenholtz C, Frederiksen L, Grant RM, Köhler R, Preston DL et al. Rocket Internet: Organizing a startup factory. Journal of Organization Design. 2018;7(13). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41469-018-0037-2

Author

Baumann, Oliver ; Bergenholtz, Carsten ; Frederiksen, Lars ; Grant, Robert M. ; Köhler, Rebecca ; Preston, David L. ; Shane, Scott. / Rocket Internet: Organizing a startup factory. In: Journal of Organization Design. 2018 ; Vol. 7, No. 13.

Bibtex

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