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Badaracco JL. 1991. The Knowledge Link: How Firms Compete Through Strategic Alliances. Harvard Business School Press: Boston, MA.
Bagozzi R, Phillips L. 1982. Representing and testing organizational theories: a holistic construal. Administrative Science Quarterly 27 (3): 459-489.
Baldwin CY, Clark KB. 2003. Where do transactions come from? Working paper, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA.
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Collis D. 1996. Organizational capability as a source of profit. In Organizational Learning and Competitive Advantage, Moingeon B, Edmondson A (eds). Sage: London, U.K.: 139-163.
D'Eredita M, Misiolek N, Siow J. 2005. States of mind as stages of team development: making sense of strategies for building a virtual team. In Proceedings of the 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business, Honolulu, HI. Available at: http://www.hicbusiness.org.
Grant, RM. 1996. Toward a knowledge-based theory of the firm. Strategic Management Journal, Winter Special Issue 17 :109-122.
Jensen M, Zajac EJ. 2004. Corporate elites and corporate strategy: how demographic preferences and structural position shape the scope of the firm. Strategic Management Journal 25 (6): 507–524.
Misiolek N. 2003. Knowledge management and the corporate university: insights from the knowledge-based view of the firm. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Seattle, WA.
Rumelt RP, Schendel D, Teece DJ. 1994. Fundamental Issues in Strategy: A Research Agenda. Harvard Business School Press: Boston MA.
Van Brundt J. 2001. The many facets of co-development. Signals Magazine 19 May: 1-6. http://www.signalsmag.com/signalsmag.nsf [6 June 2005].
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