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New drugs and health technologies for low-income populations: will the private sector meet the needs of low-income populations in developing countries?

Kale, Dinar; Hanlin, Rebecca and Chataway, Joanna (2013). New drugs and health technologies for low-income populations: will the private sector meet the needs of low-income populations in developing countries? Innovation and Development, 3(1) pp. 121–137.

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Abstract

This paper argues that the development of targeted health technologies for poor people will require a new mix of technology, organizations and institutions which we conceptualize as new social technologies. Using a technology–market matrix, we explore these new social technologies which may sometimes include multi-national companies but are also associated with developing country private sector firms and not-for-profit product development partnerships. The paper argues that these collaborative forms of social technology are most likely to generate and deliver new physical technologies and innovation processes required by low-income users.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2013 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 2157-9318
Keywords: health innovation; social technologies; pharmaceuticals; product development partnerships; markets
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 36719
Depositing User: Rebecca Hanlin
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2013 09:52
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 12:31
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36719
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