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Advancing the views on migrant and diaspora entrepreneurs in international entrepreneurship

Published on Jun 1, 2018in Journal of International Entrepreneurship
· DOI :10.1007/s10843-018-0231-x
Maria Elo7
Estimated H-index: 7
(SHU: Shanghai University),
Susanne Sandberg7
Estimated H-index: 7
(LNU: Linnaeus University)
+ 4 AuthorsFlorian Taübe13
Estimated H-index: 13
(ULB: Université libre de Bruxelles)
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