Analyzing an Innovative Environment: San Diego as a Bioscience Beachhead

  title={Analyzing an Innovative Environment: San Diego as a Bioscience Beachhead},
  author={Susan Walcott},
  journal={Economic Development Quarterly},
  pages={114 - 99}
  • S. Walcott
  • Published 1 May 2002
  • Economics
  • Economic Development Quarterly
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