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Networks as First Best? Network Entrepreneurship and Venue Shifting in the Establishment of the Network of Euro–Mediterranean Energy Regulators

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Networks as First Best? Network Entrepreneurship and Venue Shifting in the Establishment of the Network of Euro–Mediterranean Energy Regulators. / Vantaggiato, Francesa Pia.

In: JOURNAL OF COMMON MARKET STUDIES, 30.08.2019.

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Vantaggiato, FP 2019, 'Networks as First Best? Network Entrepreneurship and Venue Shifting in the Establishment of the Network of Euro–Mediterranean Energy Regulators', JOURNAL OF COMMON MARKET STUDIES. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12956

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Vantaggiato, F. P. (2019). Networks as First Best? Network Entrepreneurship and Venue Shifting in the Establishment of the Network of Euro–Mediterranean Energy Regulators. JOURNAL OF COMMON MARKET STUDIES. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12956

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Vantaggiato FP. Networks as First Best? Network Entrepreneurship and Venue Shifting in the Establishment of the Network of Euro–Mediterranean Energy Regulators. JOURNAL OF COMMON MARKET STUDIES. 2019 Aug 30. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12956

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Vantaggiato, Francesa Pia. / Networks as First Best? Network Entrepreneurship and Venue Shifting in the Establishment of the Network of Euro–Mediterranean Energy Regulators. In: JOURNAL OF COMMON MARKET STUDIES. 2019.

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