Organizational learning in cooperative alliances: some case studies in biotechnology

Senker, Jacqueline and Sharp, Margaret (1997) Organizational learning in cooperative alliances: some case studies in biotechnology. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 9 (1). pp. 35-51. ISSN 0953-7325

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Abstract

Dedicated biotechnology firms (DBFs) have played an important role in commercializing biotechnology. They emerged first in the US and, after a 5-year time lag, they also appeared in Europe. Faced with long and costly product lead times, DBFs raised money by entering into research contracts, mainly with large chemical and pharmaceutical companies. These coopertive research alliances have not vanished as biotechnology has matured and are more in evidence today than they were in the early dasy of the commercialization of biotechnology. This paper investigates how and why large and small companies enter research collaborations, what they learn from working together, and the effects on European competitiveness.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Jacqueline Marian Senker
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:13
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2012 14:17
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24834
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