Biotechnology and Competitive Advantage

Europe’s Firms and the US Challenge

Edited by Jacqueline Senker, Senior Fellow, formerly SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, UK

Biotechnology and Competitive Advantage investigates the development of biotechnology in Europe and the United States. It examines why Europe has fallen behind in applying biotechnology, when its scientific capabilities are largely comparable to those in the US. In addition it sheds new light on the wider context of the theory of growth of new technologies.

‘I found that this volume presented a good many facts and some interesting analyses of the biotechnology industries of Europe and America . . . I suspect that policymakers and business managers will also find the factual base and discussions in this volume to be a catalyst for clearer thinking about a number of issues which confront them.’
– John W. Medcof, R&D Management

‘Based on a broad theoretical foundation and broad empirical evidence gathered with different methodologies and tools, it provides many insights into the state of biotechnology in Europe and many suggestions for political measures. Viewed as a whole, this book is rewarding reading for researchers, management practitioners and policymakers.’
– Andre Jungmittag, Research Policy

‘The book gives lots of interesting information on venture capital biotechnology companies. . .’
– Parvinder Chawla, Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research

1998 192 pp Hardback 978 1 85898 739 2 £95.00 £85.50 $140.00 $126.00

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