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1. Lynda Gratton, The Key: How Corporations Succeed by Solving the World’s Toughest Problems (New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2014), 67-71.
10. Gratton, The Key, 67-71.
Gratton, Lynda. The Key: How How Corporations Succeed by Solving the Toughest Problems. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2014.
13. Peter Weill and Stephanie L. Woerner, What's Your Digital Business Model?: Six Questions to Help You Build the Next-Generation Enterprise (Harvard Business Review Press, 2018), 21-23.
15. Weill and Woerner, What's Your Digital Business?, 21-23.
Weill, Peter and Stephanie L. Woerrner. What's Your Digital Business?: Six Questions to Help You Build the Next-Generation
Enterprise. Harvard Business Review Press 2018. ProQuest Ebook Central,
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19. Samson Nambei Asoba and Nteboheng Patricia Mefi , "Functional Strategies for Small Businesses During Crisis Situations," Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal 27, no. 3 (2021): 2-3.
27. Asoba and Mefi, "Functional Stategies," Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal 27, 2-3.
Asoba, Samson Nambei and Nteboheng Patricia Mefi. "Functional Strategies for Small Businesses During Crisis Situations."
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