Innovation and entrepreneurship in biotechnology, an international perspective : concepts, theories and cases
The biotechnology industry across the globe is growing dramatically in line with rapidly emerging scientific and technological developments. This book explores both the theoretical and practical aspects of entrepreneurship in the biotechnology industry, focusing on the innovation processes underpinn...
|Collection:||Edward Elgar eBooks Archive 1993-2015 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa|
|Summary:||The biotechnology industry across the globe is growing dramatically in line with rapidly emerging scientific and technological developments. This book explores both the theoretical and practical aspects of entrepreneurship in the biotechnology industry, focusing on the innovation processes underpinning success for new biotechnology firms (NBFs). It argues that biotechnology is at a crossroads: to date the science has been solid, yet commercial success remains elusive, and that it will be the commercial success of NBFs which will dictate the long term viability of this crucial industry|
1. Introduction : innovation and entrepreneurship -- 2. Entrepreneurship in the biotechnology context -- 3. Innovation and R&D management -- 4. Funding innovation in biotechnology companies -- 5. Intellectual assets I : intellectual capital in biotechnology firms -- 6. Intellectual Assets II : intellectual gravity and managing IP in biotechnology firms -- 7. The cycle game I : product life cycle, R&D cycle and organizational life cycle -- 8. The cycle game II : business, market and industry cycles -- 9. Public policy, regulatory and ethical challenges facing the entrepreneurial biotechnology firm -- 10. The biotechnology value chain -- 11. Biotechnology industry and firm structures -- 12. Product development and innovation diffusion -- 13. Biotechnology industry growth models : an international perspective
|Physical Description:||viii, 259 p ill., 1 map|