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Understanding entrepreneurship in the local context: Population decline, ageing and density

Delfmann, H., 2015, [Groningen]: University of Groningen. 157 p.

Research output: ThesisThesis fully internal (DIV)

APA

Delfmann, H. (2015). Understanding entrepreneurship in the local context: Population decline, ageing and density. University of Groningen.

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Delfmann, Heike. / Understanding entrepreneurship in the local context : Population decline, ageing and density. [Groningen] : University of Groningen, 2015. 157 p.

Harvard

Delfmann, H 2015, 'Understanding entrepreneurship in the local context: Population decline, ageing and density', Doctor of Philosophy, University of Groningen, [Groningen].

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Understanding entrepreneurship in the local context : Population decline, ageing and density. / Delfmann, Heike.

[Groningen] : University of Groningen, 2015. 157 p.

Research output: ThesisThesis fully internal (DIV)

Vancouver

Delfmann H. Understanding entrepreneurship in the local context: Population decline, ageing and density. [Groningen]: University of Groningen, 2015. 157 p.


BibTeX

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