Managing product families: The case of the Sony Walkman

@article{Sanderson1995ManagingPF,
  title={Managing product families: The case of the Sony Walkman},
  author={Susan Walsh Sanderson and Mustafa V. Uzumeri},
  journal={Research Policy},
  year={1995},
  volume={24},
  pages={761-782}
}

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