Testing additinonality effect of Tübitak’s industrial r&d projects funding programme: pilot study on software development sector in Ankara

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Citation Formats
H. Gören, “Testing additinonality effect of Tübitak’s industrial r&d projects funding programme: pilot study on software development sector in Ankara,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2008.