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Firm R&D, Absorptive Capacity and Learning by Exporting: Firm-level Evidence from China

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  • Miaojie Yu

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  • Mi Dai & Miaojie Yu, 2013. "Firm R&D, Absorptive Capacity and Learning by Exporting: Firm-level Evidence from China," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 36(9), pages 1131-1145, September.
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