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Institutions and Entrepreneurship

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Hwang, H., Powell, W.W. (2005). Institutions and Entrepreneurship. In: Alvarez, S.A., Agarwal, R., Sorenson, O. (eds) Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research. International Handbook Series on Entrepreneurship, vol 2. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-23622-8_10

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