The effects of national policy on biotechnology development: the need for a broad policy approach

Senker, Jacqueline, Reiss, Thomas, Mangematin, Vincent and Enzing, Christien (2007) The effects of national policy on biotechnology development: the need for a broad policy approach. International Journal of Biotechnology, 9 (1). pp. 20-38. ISSN 0963-6048

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An assessment is made of the effectiveness of national policies for the biotechnology knowledge base and its commercialisation in 14 European Union member states. It first reviews the various theoretical approaches that lie behind policies to promote the commercialisation of knowledge. It next discusses the EPOHITE study, including its aims, methodology and results. In the conclusions, the paper will use the results of the study to discuss any relationship between the policy approach of individual member states and their innovation performance. It will also discuss the application of the lessons learned from this study to the countries studied, to new member states of the EC and newly industrialising countries, and some of the difficulties to be overcome.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The published paper summarizes the results of the large EPOHITE project sponsored by the EU into biotechnology development in 14 countries. It addresses the issue of the relationship between national innovation policies and innovation performance, based on detailed discussion of theoretical and methodological aspects. It has had a notable policy impact. Dr Senker was the first and main author of the paper.
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Jacqueline Marian Senker
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:28
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2012 15:47
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