Barriers to Absorptive Capacity and Capability Upgrading in Developing Country Multinationals. / Cuervo-Cazurra, Alvaro ; Rui, Huaichuan.

Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: "Bridging the Divide: Linking IB to Complementary Disciplines and Practice". ed. / Patricia McDougall-Covin; Tunga Kiyak. 2013 Academy of International Business, 2013. p. 263.

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Barriers to Absorptive Capacity and Capability Upgrading in Developing Country Multinationals. / Cuervo-Cazurra, Alvaro ; Rui, Huaichuan.

Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: "Bridging the Divide: Linking IB to Complementary Disciplines and Practice". ed. / Patricia McDougall-Covin; Tunga Kiyak. 2013 Academy of International Business, 2013. p. 263.

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Harvard

Cuervo-Cazurra, A & Rui, H 2013, Barriers to Absorptive Capacity and Capability Upgrading in Developing Country Multinationals. in P McDougall-Covin & T Kiyak (eds), Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: "Bridging the Divide: Linking IB to Complementary Disciplines and Practice". 2013 Academy of International Business, pp. 263.

APA

Cuervo-Cazurra, A., & Rui, H. (2013). Barriers to Absorptive Capacity and Capability Upgrading in Developing Country Multinationals. In P. McDougall-Covin, & T. Kiyak (Eds.), Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: "Bridging the Divide: Linking IB to Complementary Disciplines and Practice" (pp. 263). 2013 Academy of International Business.

Vancouver

Cuervo-Cazurra A, Rui H. Barriers to Absorptive Capacity and Capability Upgrading in Developing Country Multinationals. In McDougall-Covin P, Kiyak T, editors, Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: "Bridging the Divide: Linking IB to Complementary Disciplines and Practice". 2013 Academy of International Business. 2013. p. 263

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Cuervo-Cazurra, Alvaro ; Rui, Huaichuan. / Barriers to Absorptive Capacity and Capability Upgrading in Developing Country Multinationals. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: "Bridging the Divide: Linking IB to Complementary Disciplines and Practice". editor / Patricia McDougall-Covin ; Tunga Kiyak. 2013 Academy of International Business, 2013. pp. 263

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