Entrepreneurship and human capital development in children

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Entrepreneurship and human capital development in children. / Brandt, Kasper; Rutasitara, Longinus; Selejio, Onesmo; Trifkovic, Neda.

2017.

Publikation: Working paperForskning

Harvard

Brandt, K, Rutasitara, L, Selejio, O & Trifkovic, N 2017 'Entrepreneurship and human capital development in children'.

APA

Brandt, K., Rutasitara, L., Selejio, O., & Trifkovic, N. (2017). Entrepreneurship and human capital development in children. UNU WIDER Working Paper Series, Nr. 198, Bind. 2017

Vancouver

Brandt K, Rutasitara L, Selejio O, Trifkovic N. Entrepreneurship and human capital development in children. 2017.

Author

Brandt, Kasper ; Rutasitara, Longinus ; Selejio, Onesmo ; Trifkovic, Neda. / Entrepreneurship and human capital development in children. 2017. (UNU WIDER Working Paper Series; Nr. 198, Bind 2017).

Bibtex

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