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The productivity of science & engineering PhD students hired from supervisors' networks. / Baruffaldi, Stefano; Visentin, Fabiana; Conti, Annamaria.

In: Research Policy, Vol. 45, No. 4, 05.2016, p. 785-796.

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Baruffaldi, Stefano ; Visentin, Fabiana ; Conti, Annamaria. / The productivity of science & engineering PhD students hired from supervisors' networks. In: Research Policy. 2016 ; Vol. 45, No. 4. pp. 785-796.

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