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References. When quoted in the text the style is: Basberg B.L. (1987) or Archibugi D. – Pianta M. (1992) or Altissimo F. et al., 2000. References are listed alphabetically after the text. Journal and book titles should be written out in full. Examples are: Dosi G., «Sources, Procedures and Microeconomic Effects of Innovation», Journal of Economic Literature, vol. 26, no. 3, 1998, pp. 1120-71. Kline R. – Rosenberg N., «An Overview of Innovation», in Landau R. – Rosenberg N. (eds.), The Positive Sum Strategy, Washington DC, National Academy Press, 1986. If the work quoted is part of a Working Paper or mimeo, the indication shall be as follows: place, institution, Working Paper no. …, year of publication. For papers submitted in Italian, any quotation of extracts in English shall be translated into Italian.
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