From ‘ivory tower traditionalists’ to ‘entrepreneurial scientists’? Academic scientists in fuzzy university-industry boundaries. / Lam, Alice.

Egham, TW20 0EX : The School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London, 2009. (School of Management Working Papers).

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From ‘ivory tower traditionalists’ to ‘entrepreneurial scientists’? Academic scientists in fuzzy university-industry boundaries. / Lam, Alice.

Egham, TW20 0EX : The School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London, 2009. (School of Management Working Papers).

Research output: Working paper

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Lam, A 2009 'From ‘ivory tower traditionalists’ to ‘entrepreneurial scientists’? Academic scientists in fuzzy university-industry boundaries' School of Management Working Papers, The School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, TW20 0EX. https://doi.org/SoMWP-0906

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Lam, A. (2009). From ‘ivory tower traditionalists’ to ‘entrepreneurial scientists’? Academic scientists in fuzzy university-industry boundaries. (School of Management Working Papers). The School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London. https://doi.org/SoMWP-0906

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Lam A. From ‘ivory tower traditionalists’ to ‘entrepreneurial scientists’? Academic scientists in fuzzy university-industry boundaries. Egham, TW20 0EX: The School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London. 2009 May. (School of Management Working Papers). https://doi.org/SoMWP-0906

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Lam, Alice. / From ‘ivory tower traditionalists’ to ‘entrepreneurial scientists’? Academic scientists in fuzzy university-industry boundaries. Egham, TW20 0EX : The School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London, 2009. (School of Management Working Papers).

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