Forgotten or not? Home country embeddedness and returnee entrepreneurship

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Forgotten or not? Home country embeddedness and returnee entrepreneurship. / Lin, Daomi; Zheng, Wei; Lu, Jiangyong; Liu, Xiaohui; Wright, Mike .

In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 54, No. 1, 01.2019, p. 1-13.

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Lin, Daomi ; Zheng, Wei ; Lu, Jiangyong ; Liu, Xiaohui ; Wright, Mike . / Forgotten or not? Home country embeddedness and returnee entrepreneurship. In: Journal of World Business. 2019 ; Vol. 54, No. 1. pp. 1-13.

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