What shapes the anatomy of inventors? A life-history analysis of Swedish patent inventors

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What shapes the anatomy of inventors? A life-history analysis of Swedish patent inventors. / Skytt-Larsen, Christine Benna.

I: Geografisk Tidsskrift/Danish Journal of Geography, Bind 116, Nr. 2, 06.07.2016, s. 123-133.

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Skytt-Larsen, CB 2016, 'What shapes the anatomy of inventors? A life-history analysis of Swedish patent inventors', Geografisk Tidsskrift/Danish Journal of Geography, bind 116, nr. 2, s. 123-133. https://doi.org/10.1080/00167223.2016.1180998

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Skytt-Larsen, C. B. (2016). What shapes the anatomy of inventors? A life-history analysis of Swedish patent inventors. Geografisk Tidsskrift/Danish Journal of Geography, 116(2), 123-133. https://doi.org/10.1080/00167223.2016.1180998

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Skytt-Larsen CB. What shapes the anatomy of inventors? A life-history analysis of Swedish patent inventors. Geografisk Tidsskrift/Danish Journal of Geography. 2016 jul 6;116(2):123-133. https://doi.org/10.1080/00167223.2016.1180998

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Skytt-Larsen, Christine Benna. / What shapes the anatomy of inventors? A life-history analysis of Swedish patent inventors. I: Geografisk Tidsskrift/Danish Journal of Geography. 2016 ; Bind 116, Nr. 2. s. 123-133.

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