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A diffusion model for service products. / Shi, Xiaohui; Chumnumpan, Pattarin; Fernandes, Kiran.

In: Journal of Services Marketing, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2014, p. 331-341.

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Shi, X, Chumnumpan, P & Fernandes, K 2014, 'A diffusion model for service products', Journal of Services Marketing, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 331-341. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSM-11-2012-0224

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Shi, X., Chumnumpan, P., & Fernandes, K. (2014). A diffusion model for service products. Journal of Services Marketing, 28(4), 331-341. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSM-11-2012-0224

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Shi X, Chumnumpan P, Fernandes K. A diffusion model for service products. Journal of Services Marketing. 2014;28(4):331-341. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSM-11-2012-0224

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Shi, Xiaohui ; Chumnumpan, Pattarin ; Fernandes, Kiran. / A diffusion model for service products. In: Journal of Services Marketing. 2014 ; Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 331-341.

Bibtex

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