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Title:Institutional entrepreneurship in constructing alternative paths: A comparison of biotech hybrids PDF Logo
Authors:Divito de Paauw, Lori
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:Manchester Business School working paper 586
Abstract:This paper investigates how firms adapt their innovation strategies to cope with constraints in national institutional environments. It is a comparative case study of Dutch and British dedicated biotechnology firms focusing on a particular type of strategy, the hybrid model. Patterns of skill accumulation and learning present in the Dutch hybrids are indications of how they use institutional advantages to focus on low-risk innovation and build deeper competences while also pursuing high-risk innovation strategies. The Dutch hybrid offers insight into how firms comply with the dominant logic of the biotechnology field even when their institutional frameworks encourage the pursuit of low-risk innovation strategies.
Subjects:biotechnology
national business systems
national innovation systems
varieties of capitalism
institutional entrepreneurship
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Manchester Business School Working Paper Series, The University of Manchester

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