Networks for Learning and Knowledge Creation in Biotechnology

Author: Amalya Lumerman Oliver
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521872480
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
The biotechnology industry is based on a wide range of intra- and inter-organizational collaborations between the academic and private sectors. Amalya Lumerman Oliver provides a stimulating account of how multiple theoretical perspectives can be used to understand the structure of the industry.

Knowledge Management and Innovation in Networks

Author: A. P. De Man
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1848443846
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
As an ever-increasing amount of innovation takes place within networks, companies are collaborating in developing and marketing new products, services and practices. This in turn requires knowledge to flow across company boundaries. This book demonstrates how companies encourage this knowledge to flow in networks that can involve dozens of partners. Substantiated by five in-depth case studies of innovative networks, the authors identify and analyse the solutions implemented by companies in order to meet the key knowledge management challenges they encounter. Theoretical and management implications of the study are then defined. Connecting the organization theory of networks with knowledge management theory, this book will be of great interest to academics and students in business administration, especially in the areas of organization, strategy, supply chains and knowledge management.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology an International Perspective

Author: Damian Hine
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1845428854
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
This book is aimed at providing a large audience, including practitioners, politicians and decision-makers, with useful insights in relation to innovation and entrepreneurship in the biotechnology industry. It offers an international perspective and a set of theoretical lenses to underline the roles and the effects of entrepreneurship and scientific innovation as key factors to support new firm emergence and to achieve and maintain competitiveness in this so important industry. Alain Fayolle, EM Lyon, CERAG Laboratory, France and Solvay Business School, Belgium The biotechnology industry across the globe is growing dramatically in line with rapidly emerging scientific and technological developments. This book explores both the theoretical and practical aspects of entrepreneurship in the biotechnology industry, focusing on the innovation processes underpinning success for new biotechnology firms (NBFs). It argues that biotechnology is at a crossroads: to date the science has been solid, yet commercial success remains elusive, and that it will be the commercial success of NBFs which will dictate the long term viability of this crucial industry. The authors go on to examine the roles played by both entrepreneurship and innovation in the competitiveness of biotechnology companies through a focus on: intellectual property strategies, product development, valuing biotechnology ventures, funding innovation and R&D, alliances and networking, changing industry structures evidenced through the shifting value chain and the impact of globalization on the changing industry and organizational life cycles. International case studies with a focus on human biosciences support the important theoretical developments at the heart of this book. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology offers original and valuable insights to researchers, academics and students as well as to practitioners involved with innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of biotechnology.

Virtual Enterprises and Collaborative Networks

Author: Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1402081391
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Collaborative Network Organizations (CNO) corresponds to a very active and steadily growing area. For instance, Virtual enterprises/Virtual Organizations (PVC) suggest new ways of work and put the emphasis on collaborative networks of human actors. Further to these main lines, other collaborative forms and patterns of collaborative behavior are emerging, not only in industry, but also in service sector, as well as governmental and non-government social organizations, e.g. the collaborative networks for rescue tasks in disaster situations, time bank organizations, etc. The concept of breeding environment is now understood as a fundamental entity to enable dynamic collaborative organizations.

Learning Regional Innovation

Author: M. Ekman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023030415X
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Participation and social responsibility in innovation is the core theme of this book. Both are issues of organization and not of ethics, or the enforcement of other forms of obligations on individual actors. The need is for a democratization of innovation that can make innovation open to broad participation.

Understanding the Relationship Between Networks and Technology Creativity and Innovation

Author: Barak S. Aharonson
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781904898
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
An exciting new volume in the Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Competitive Strategy series from Emeralds popular Strategy collection. This volume features excellent new research devoted to advancing our understanding of how networks foster creativity, innovation and the development of cutting-edge technologies. Contributions offer unique perspectives on the significance of networks to the financial success of businesses, in addition to giving examples of how these can be crucial in bringing about creativity and innovation. It deals with the evolution of networks through geographic and industry boundaries. This is crucial reading for any researchers exploring strategic management tools and techniques, and specifically the intricacies of network theory within businesses.

Working Partnerships in Higher Education Industry and Innovation

Author: Glenda Kruss
Publisher: HSRC Press
ISBN: 9780796921321
Format: PDF
Download Now
Higher education institutions in South Africa are facing the challenge of creating research partnerships with industry and contributing to the growth of a national system of innovation. Through detailed case studies, this monograph maps the scale and form of research networks and collaborative practices in three high-technology fields namely: information and communication technology; biotechnology; and new materials development. The case studies show how knowledge networks are shaped by the competitive dynamics of the industrial sub-sector within which they operate, the scientific and managerial expertise within higher education partner institutions, and how they are facilitated by government policy and intermediary partners.

Regional Economies in a Globalising World

Author: John Osmond
Publisher: Institute of Welsh Affairs
ISBN: 1904773451
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Yn y gyfrol hon mae economegwyr a daearyddwyr economaidd sy'n gweithio mewn ardaloedd gwahanol i'w gilydd yn edrych ar ddulliau newydd o ddatblygu economaidd yn nghyd-destun globaleiddio. Pa wersi all Cymru ei dysgu? -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru