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Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 957630, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/957630
Research Article

The Geography of Clusters: The Case of the Video Games Clusters in Montreal and in Los Angeles

University of Québec, TÉLUQ, Montreal, QC, Canada H2S 3L5

Received 3 March 2013; Revised 1 July 2013; Accepted 11 July 2013

Academic Editor: David Wong

Copyright © 2013 Sylvianne Pilon and Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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