Networks, Communication and Learning during Business Start-up: The Creation of Cognitive Social Capital. / Lee, Robert; Jones , Oswald.

In: International Small Business Journal, Vol. 26, No. 5, 2008, p. 559-594.

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In: International Small Business Journal, Vol. 26, No. 5, 2008, p. 559-594.

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