Change and continuity in biotechnology and new materials innovation: the evolution of technologies, markets and institutions

Chataway, Joanna and Wield, David (1994) Change and continuity in biotechnology and new materials innovation: the evolution of technologies, markets and institutions. International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 9 (4-6). pp. 464-481. ISSN 0268-1900

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Abstract

This paper examines R&D and strategic decision-making in firms, reviewing institutional and market constraints that act on the development of bio- and new materials technologies. The findings are assessed against the background of biotechnology and new materials as potential 'core technologies' that, combined with new socioeconomic norms, will make up a significantly different technoeconomic paradigm for the next century. The studies presented portray levels of complexity that highlight the variety of technological evolution. They also illustrate the need for improved methods of analysis that better integrate macro- and micro- levels of evolutionary theory.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Decision making, Engineering research, Industrial economics, Materials science, Social aspects, Societies and institutions, Technology, Corporate strategy, Firm level innovation, Market constraints, New materials, Research and development strategy, Socioeconomic norms, Technological evolution, Biotechnology
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Stacey Goldup
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 11:55
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 11:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/65307
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