International Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences

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Marian V. Jones, Colin Wheeler, Pavlos Dimitratos
Edward Elgar Publishing, Nov 1, 2011 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
'The processes of internationalization, innovation and venture-creation in high-technology new ventures are inextricably intertwined. This is particularly true in the uncertain and troubled waters of the life sciences industry where startups with very
 

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Contents

international entrepreneurship in the life sciences
1
PART I New venture attributes and development capabilities
19
2 Assessing the internationalization capabilities of life science new ventures
21
3 Differences in the strategic orientations of Nordic and US basedyoung biotechnology ventures
39
4 Small pharmaceutical firms building capabilities to compete along the global research and development pipeline
64
PART II The role and establishment of partnerships
99
5 Partnership formation in small biotech companies
101
global growth through collaboration in Italian biotech firms
122
are sourcebased view
175
the case of three Swiss life science SMEs
194
PART IV Growth performance and internationalization
211
success revenue and profitability
213
dynamics in the interaction between networks innovation and export performance
227
financial facts or wishful thinking?
243
14 A model of decisionmaking processes in internationalized life science firms
255
15 Towards a research agenda for international entrepreneurship in the life sciences
268

7 Alliancedriven governance in the Scottish life sciences and its contribution to regional development
139
PART III Developing capabilities and competencies for internationalization
157
the case of two Danish university spinoffs
159
References
286
Index
333
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