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Sonne, L. (2015). The Usefulness of Networks: A Study of Social Innovation in India. In: Nicholls, A., Simon, J., Gabriel, M. (eds) New Frontiers in Social Innovation Research. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137506801_11
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