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The Impact of High-skilled Migrant inward Mobility on Firm-level Innovation Performance : Unfolding Individual- and Firm-level Heterogeneity. / Laursen, Keld; Leten, Bart; Nguyen, Ngoc Han; Vancauteren, Mark.

2019. Abstract fra DRUID Academy Conference 2019, Aalborg, Danmark.

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Laursen, K, Leten, B, Nguyen, NH & Vancauteren, M 2019, 'The Impact of High-skilled Migrant inward Mobility on Firm-level Innovation Performance: Unfolding Individual- and Firm-level Heterogeneity' DRUID Academy Conference 2019, Aalborg, Danmark, 16/01/2019 - 18/01/2019, .

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Laursen, K., Leten, B., Nguyen, N. H., & Vancauteren, M. (2019). The Impact of High-skilled Migrant inward Mobility on Firm-level Innovation Performance: Unfolding Individual- and Firm-level Heterogeneity. Abstract fra DRUID Academy Conference 2019, Aalborg, Danmark.

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Laursen K, Leten B, Nguyen NH, Vancauteren M. 2019. The Impact of High-skilled Migrant inward Mobility on Firm-level Innovation Performance: Unfolding Individual- and Firm-level Heterogeneity. Abstract fra DRUID Academy Conference 2019, Aalborg, Danmark.

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Laursen K, Leten B, Nguyen NH, Vancauteren M. The Impact of High-skilled Migrant inward Mobility on Firm-level Innovation Performance: Unfolding Individual- and Firm-level Heterogeneity. 2019. Abstract fra DRUID Academy Conference 2019, Aalborg, Danmark.

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Laursen, Keld ; Leten, Bart ; Nguyen, Ngoc Han ; Vancauteren, Mark. / The Impact of High-skilled Migrant inward Mobility on Firm-level Innovation Performance : Unfolding Individual- and Firm-level Heterogeneity. Abstract fra DRUID Academy Conference 2019, Aalborg, Danmark.1 s.

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