Appropriation strategies and open innovation in SMEs. / Freel, Mark ; Robson, Paul.

In: International Small Business Journal, Vol. 35, No. 5, 01.08.2017, p. 578-596.

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Appropriation strategies and open innovation in SMEs. / Freel, Mark ; Robson, Paul.

In: International Small Business Journal, Vol. 35, No. 5, 01.08.2017, p. 578-596.

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Freel, M & Robson, P 2017, 'Appropriation strategies and open innovation in SMEs', International Small Business Journal, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 578-596. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242616654957

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Freel M, Robson P. Appropriation strategies and open innovation in SMEs. International Small Business Journal. 2017 Aug 1;35(5):578-596. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242616654957

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Freel, Mark ; Robson, Paul. / Appropriation strategies and open innovation in SMEs. In: International Small Business Journal. 2017 ; Vol. 35, No. 5. pp. 578-596.

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