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ALITE: Open innovation and experimentation in a small learning organization

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ALITE: Open innovation and experimentation in a small learning organization. / Vidal, Joaquín Alegre; Camara, Francisco; Garcia-Granero, Ana ; Fernandez-Mesa, Anabel .

Open Innovation and Knowledge Management in Small and Medium Enterprises. ed. / Susanne Durst; Serdel Temel; Helio Aisenberg Ferenhof. 978-981-3233-58-4 : World Scientific, 2018. p. 163-181.

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Harvard

Vidal, JA, Camara, F, Garcia-Granero, A & Fernandez-Mesa, A 2018, ALITE: Open innovation and experimentation in a small learning organization. in S Durst, S Temel & H Aisenberg Ferenhof (eds), Open Innovation and Knowledge Management in Small and Medium Enterprises. World Scientific, 978-981-3233-58-4, pp. 163-181. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813233591_0009

APA

Vidal, J. A., Camara, F., Garcia-Granero, A., & Fernandez-Mesa, A. (2018). ALITE: Open innovation and experimentation in a small learning organization. In S. Durst, S. Temel, & H. Aisenberg Ferenhof (Eds.), Open Innovation and Knowledge Management in Small and Medium Enterprises (pp. 163-181). World Scientific. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813233591_0009

Vancouver

Vidal JA, Camara F, Garcia-Granero A, Fernandez-Mesa A. ALITE: Open innovation and experimentation in a small learning organization. In Durst S, Temel S, Aisenberg Ferenhof H, editors, Open Innovation and Knowledge Management in Small and Medium Enterprises. 978-981-3233-58-4: World Scientific. 2018. p. 163-181 https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813233591_0009

Author

Vidal, Joaquín Alegre ; Camara, Francisco ; Garcia-Granero, Ana ; Fernandez-Mesa, Anabel . / ALITE: Open innovation and experimentation in a small learning organization. Open Innovation and Knowledge Management in Small and Medium Enterprises. editor / Susanne Durst ; Serdel Temel ; Helio Aisenberg Ferenhof. 978-981-3233-58-4 : World Scientific, 2018. pp. 163-181

Bibtex

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