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Invention in the city: Increasing returns to patenting as a scaling function of metropolitan size

  • Bettencourt, Luis M.A.
  • Lobo, Jose
  • Strumsky, Deborah
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    Volume (Year): 36 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 107-120

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