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A fitness landscape approach to technological complexity, modularity, and vertical disintegration

  • Frenken, Koen

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.

Volume (Year): 17 (2006)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 288-305

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