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An Assessment of Entrepreneurs\' Business Strategies towards SME Succes

Keywords: SMEs, Strategies, Benchmarking, Product, Process and Market Innovations.

Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology

Volume 30 ,  Issue 3

Murlidhar   Nebhwani , Hussain  Bux  Marri , Riaz  Ahmed  Sohag ,

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