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The boundaries of the firm in global strategy

Published on May 1, 2018in Global Strategy Journal2.73
· DOI :10.1002/gsj.1208
Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra33
Estimated H-index: 33
(NU: Northeastern University),
Ram Mudambi44
Estimated H-index: 44
(TU: Temple University),
Torben Pedersen45
Estimated H-index: 45
(Bocconi University)
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