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

Chataway, Jo and Wield, David (1994). Change and continuity in biotechnology and new materials innovation: the evolution of technologies, markets and institutions. Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 9(4/5/6) pp. 464–481.

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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
ISSN: 0268-1900
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
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Item ID: 11188
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Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2008 14:04
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 12:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/11188
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