Prior-learning, cumulative science experiences and the absorptive capacity of bio-entrepreneurs: a case of the East Midlands Region, England

Simba, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-0276-8211, 2016. Prior-learning, cumulative science experiences and the absorptive capacity of bio-entrepreneurs: a case of the East Midlands Region, England. Journal of Management and Sustainability, 6 (2), pp. 36-49. ISSN 1925-4725

[img]
Preview
Text
PubSub-5283_Simba.pdf - Published version

Download (222kB) | Preview

Abstract

In the modern healthcare and medical sectors corporate bio-pharmaceutical firms continue to scale down their
in-house research and development (R&D) activities in favour of outsourcing the services to bio-tech ventures.
These small but, entrepreneurial research-oriented organisations have increased dramatically. They are
predominantly owned by bio-entrepreneurs who are extensively experienced scientists. In the science-based
industry they operate in, innovation “ecosystems” consisting of global business and social networks are a
common feature. As such, they have to consistently exploit them to complement the knowledge gaps in their
enterprises. In that context, the paper sets out to investigate five bio-entrepreneurs currently active in
biotechnology within the East Midlands region in England. It particularly examines the role performed by their
prior-learning and their cumulative science experiences in recognising, assimilating and productively applying
science-related knowledge acquired in their innovation “ecosystems”.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Management and Sustainability
Creators: Simba, A.
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Date: 2016
Volume: 6
Number: 2
ISSN: 1925-4725
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.5539/jms.v6n2p36DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 28 Apr 2016 15:52
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 11:09
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27711

Actions (login required)

Edit View Edit View

Views

Views per month over past year

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year