Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology, an International Perspective: Concepts, Theories and Cases

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Edward Elgar, 2006 - Business & Economics - 259 pages
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'This book is aimed at providing a large audience, including practitioners, politicians and decision-makers, with useful insights in relation to innovation and entrepreneurship in the biotechnology industry. It offers an international perspective and a set of theoretical lenses to underline the roles and the effects of entrepreneurship and scientific innovation as key factors to support new firm emergence and to achieve and maintain competitiveness in this so important industry.' - Alain Fayolle, EM Lyon, CERAG Laboratory, France and Solvay Business School, Belgium 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.

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Entrepreneurship in the biotechnology context
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Innovation and RD management
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Funding innovation in biotechnology companies
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John Kapeleris is Deputy CEO of the Australian Institute for Commercialisation, Brisbane, Australia.

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