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Technological change and network dynamics: Lessons from the pharmaceutical industry

Pammolli, Fabio and Orsenigo, Luigi and Riccaboni, Massimo Technological change and network dynamics: Lessons from the pharmaceutical industry. Research Policy, 30 (3). 485 - 508. ISSN 0048-7333 (2001)

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In this paper, we investigate how underlying relevant technological conditions induce distinguishable patterns of change in industry structure and evolution. A mapping is detected between the specific nature of problem decompositions and research techniques at the micro level of knowledge bases, and patterns of structural evolution at the macro level of the industry network. The graph-theoretic techniques we introduce map major technological discontinuities on changes observed at the level of dominant organization forms. They might have applications in other domains, whenever the identification of structural breaks and homological relationships between technological and industrial spaces are important issues.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1016/S0048-7333(00)00094-9
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pharmaceutical industry; Biotechnology industry; R&D; Technological change; Alliances
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Research Area: Economics and Institutional Change
Depositing User: Users 2 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2011 14:28
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2011 08:27
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/629

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