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'Mental mobility' in the digital age: entrepreneurs and the online home-based business

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'Mental mobility' in the digital age: entrepreneurs and the online home-based business. / Domenico, Marialaura Di; Daniel, Elizabeth; Nunan, Daniel.

In: New Technology, Work and Employment, Vol. 29, No. 3, 30.11.2014, p. 266-281.

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Domenico, MD, Daniel, E & Nunan, D 2014, ''Mental mobility' in the digital age: entrepreneurs and the online home-based business', New Technology, Work and Employment, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 266-281. https://doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12034

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Domenico, M. D., Daniel, E., & Nunan, D. (2014). 'Mental mobility' in the digital age: entrepreneurs and the online home-based business. New Technology, Work and Employment, 29(3), 266-281. https://doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12034

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Domenico MD, Daniel E, Nunan D. 'Mental mobility' in the digital age: entrepreneurs and the online home-based business. New Technology, Work and Employment. 2014 Nov 30;29(3):266-281. https://doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12034

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Domenico, Marialaura Di ; Daniel, Elizabeth ; Nunan, Daniel. / 'Mental mobility' in the digital age: entrepreneurs and the online home-based business. In: New Technology, Work and Employment. 2014 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 266-281.

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