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A new typology to characterize Italian digital entrepreneurs. / Ammirato, Salvatore; Sofo, Francesco; Felicetti, Alberto Michele; Helander, Nina; Aramo-Immonen, Heli.

julkaisussa: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 09.2019.

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Ammirato, S, Sofo, F, Felicetti, AM, Helander, N & Aramo-Immonen, H 2019, 'A new typology to characterize Italian digital entrepreneurs', International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijebr-02-2019-0105

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Ammirato, S., Sofo, F., Felicetti, A. M., Helander, N., & Aramo-Immonen, H. (2019). A new typology to characterize Italian digital entrepreneurs. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijebr-02-2019-0105

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Ammirato S, Sofo F, Felicetti AM, Helander N, Aramo-Immonen H. A new typology to characterize Italian digital entrepreneurs. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 2019 syys. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijebr-02-2019-0105

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Ammirato, Salvatore ; Sofo, Francesco ; Felicetti, Alberto Michele ; Helander, Nina ; Aramo-Immonen, Heli. / A new typology to characterize Italian digital entrepreneurs. Julkaisussa: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 2019.

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