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Manufacturing relocation abroad and back: empirical evidence from the Nordic countries

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Manufacturing relocation abroad and back: empirical evidence from the Nordic countries. / Heikkilä, Jussi; Nenonen, Sanna; Olhager, Jan; Stentoft, Jan.

In: WORLD REVIEW OF INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2018, p. 221-240.

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Heikkilä, J, Nenonen, S, Olhager, J & Stentoft, J 2018, 'Manufacturing relocation abroad and back: empirical evidence from the Nordic countries', WORLD REVIEW OF INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 221-240. https://doi.org/10.1504/WRITR.2018.093563

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Heikkilä, J., Nenonen, S., Olhager, J., & Stentoft, J. (2018). Manufacturing relocation abroad and back: empirical evidence from the Nordic countries. WORLD REVIEW OF INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH, 7(3), 221-240. https://doi.org/10.1504/WRITR.2018.093563

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Heikkilä, Jussi ; Nenonen, Sanna ; Olhager, Jan ; Stentoft, Jan. / Manufacturing relocation abroad and back: empirical evidence from the Nordic countries. In: WORLD REVIEW OF INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH. 2018 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 221-240.

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