Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/50666
Authors: 
Divito de Paauw, Lori
Year of Publication: 
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

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