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Entrepreneurship, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and Public Policies

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Storey, D.J. (2003). Entrepreneurship, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and Public Policies. In: Acs, Z.J., Audretsch, D.B. (eds) Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research. International Handbook Series on Entrepreneurship, vol 1. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-24519-7_18

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