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Building a Venture Capital Market in Vietnam : Diffusion of a Neoliberal Market Strategy to a Socialist State. / Klingler-Vidra, Robyn.

In: Asian Studies Review, Vol. 38, No. 4, 2014, p. 582-600.

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Klingler-Vidra, R 2014, 'Building a Venture Capital Market in Vietnam: Diffusion of a Neoliberal Market Strategy to a Socialist State', Asian Studies Review, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 582-600. https://doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2014.958054

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Klingler-Vidra, R. (2014). Building a Venture Capital Market in Vietnam: Diffusion of a Neoliberal Market Strategy to a Socialist State. Asian Studies Review, 38(4), 582-600. https://doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2014.958054

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Klingler-Vidra R. Building a Venture Capital Market in Vietnam: Diffusion of a Neoliberal Market Strategy to a Socialist State. Asian Studies Review. 2014;38(4):582-600. https://doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2014.958054

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Klingler-Vidra, Robyn. / Building a Venture Capital Market in Vietnam : Diffusion of a Neoliberal Market Strategy to a Socialist State. In: Asian Studies Review. 2014 ; Vol. 38, No. 4. pp. 582-600.

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