DIY Laboratories and business innovation ecosystems: The case of pharmaceutical industry

Abstract

This paper conducts an embedded case study to verify a conceptual framework by which biopharma research in Do-It-Yourself (DIY) laboratories can be integrated into Research and Development (R&D) networks of the pharmaceutical industry. As an early attempt to extend the perspective of business innovation ecosystem into the research on DIY laboratories, this study reveals three major findings. First, DIY laboratories, contract research organizations (CROs) and pharmaceutical firms interdependently position and link with each other in an innovation ecosystem for new drug development. Second, through properly managing the issues of resource utilization and innovation appropriability, CROs play important hub and knowledge broker roles in coordinating and aligning different priorities and expectations of the key players in this innovation ecosystem. Third, this study maps and verifies two knowledge transfer models through which novel research findings in DIY laboratories can be converted into real commercial returns.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120336
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Logistics and Systems Institute
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Additional Information: © 2020, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contract research organization (CRO),DIY laboratory,Innovation ecosystem,Pharmaceutical R&D,Pharmaceutical firm,Business and International Management,Applied Psychology,Management of Technology and Innovation
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2020-12-01
Published Online Date: 2020-09-25
Accepted Date: 2020-09-21
Authors: Wu, Qiang (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0914-6757)
He, Qile

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