A study of the rate of diffusion of new technology within Australian industry
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Published by A.G.P.S. in Canberra .
Written in English



  • Australia.


  • Technological innovations -- Australia.,
  • Diffusion of innovations -- Australia.

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Includes bibliographies.

Statementconducted by International Technical Services ltd. for the Office of Secondary Industry, Department of Trade and Industry.
ContributionsAustralia. Dept. of Trade and Industry. Office of Secondary Industry.
LC ClassificationsT173.5.A8 I57
The Physical Object
Pagination11 v. (circa 500 p.)
Number of Pages500
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5466480M
ISBN 100642953252
LC Control Number73169341

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