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...

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Main Author: Hine, Damian
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Kapeleris, John
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham Edward Elgar 2006
Edition:Pbk. ed
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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
ISBN:9781847207913
9781845428853
1843765845
184720791X
9781843765844