Management of agriculture-related biotechnology: constraints on innovation

Chataway, Joanna and Tait, Joyce (1993) Management of agriculture-related biotechnology: constraints on innovation. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 5 (4). pp. 345-367. ISSN 0953-7325

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Abstract

This paper outlines constraints on firms operating in the area of agriculture and food-related biotechnology. It reports on findings from a study involving over 60 interviews with managers in firms innovating in this area. Cognitive maps are used to explore issues in the management of the technology, and depict various approaches adopted. It highlights market and organizational constraints, and discusses differences in large and small firms. The paper concludes that small dedicated biotechnology firms are disadvantaged in a number of important ways in this field of innovation. However, large multinational corporations also experience market and organizational difficulties.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Stacey Goldup
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 11:56
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 11:56
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/65309
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