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Innovation in product architecture—A study of the Chinese automobile industry


  • Hua Wang



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  • Hua Wang, 2008. "Innovation in product architecture—A study of the Chinese automobile industry," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Springer, vol. 25(3), pages 509-535, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:asiapa:v:25:y:2008:i:3:p:509-535
    DOI: 10.1007/s10490-007-9084-x

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    1. Jiang, Shisong & Gong, Limin & Wang, Hua & Kimble, Chris, 2016. "Institution, strategy, and performance: A co-evolution model in transitional China," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 69(9), pages 3352-3360.


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