Learning-by-doing in emerging market multinationals : Integration, trial and error, repetition, and extension. / Rui, Huaichuan; Cuervo-Cazurra, Alvaro ; Un, Annique.

In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 51, No. 5, 09.2016, p. 686–699.

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Learning-by-doing in emerging market multinationals : Integration, trial and error, repetition, and extension. / Rui, Huaichuan; Cuervo-Cazurra, Alvaro ; Un, Annique.

In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 51, No. 5, 09.2016, p. 686–699.

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Rui, Huaichuan ; Cuervo-Cazurra, Alvaro ; Un, Annique. / Learning-by-doing in emerging market multinationals : Integration, trial and error, repetition, and extension. In: Journal of World Business. 2016 ; Vol. 51, No. 5. pp. 686–699.

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