New Europe's promise for life sciences

Filippov, Sergey and Kalotay, Kálmán (2008). New Europe's promise for life sciences. UNU-MERIT.

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  • Author Filippov, Sergey
    Kalotay, Kálmán
    Title New Europe's promise for life sciences
    Publication Date 2008
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Abstract The life sciences sector (and biotechnology in particular) has emerged as a prospective area, and attracted a lot of attention recently. Multinational companies in the life sciences seek to explore new markets, and, on the other side, governments strive to develop the life sciences sector perceiving it as a basis for long-term development. Whilst the R&D activities of global multinationals in life sciences still remain concentrated in the Triadic economies, these companies increasingly seek for new location to tap the knowledge. New EU member states emerge as such prospective locations. Notwithstanding the interest towards this sector, the body of literature on the development of life sciences in new EU member states, and particularly, the role of multinational companies, remains scant. In this explorative study we attempt to fill this gap and focus on the role of multinational companies in the Czech life sciences sector.
    Keyword Life sciences
    Biotechnology
    Pharmaceuticals
    Multinational companies
    EU
    JEL F21
    F23
    L65
    O32
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2008
    ISSN 1871-9872
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