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BASF: AgBio fast follower

Wield, David (2001). BASF: AgBio fast follower. AgBioForum, 4(1) pp. 58–62.

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Abstract

BASF has been a latecomer to agrobiotechnology. Until mid-1998, BASF continued its longstanding focus on chemicals production with massive economies of scale, in particular, but also of scope. In 2000, it announced the acquisition of the Cyanamid (crop protection) part of American Home Products, roughly doubling its agrochemicals business to join the "big four" (with Syngenta, Aventis, and Monsanto). BASF moved into plant biotechnology in 1998, describing itself as a "fast follower," with a commitment to focus on second and third generation products. Investment in biotechnology research and development (R&D) has increased rapidly, now totaling around 20% of life sciences' R&D.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1522-936X
Keywords: innovation strategy; agrochemicals; plant biotechnology
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 5362
Depositing User: David Wield
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5362
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