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    Regional environments and sector developments: the biotech sector in Oxfordshire

    Lawton Smith, Helen and Romeo, Saverio (2015) Regional environments and sector developments: the biotech sector in Oxfordshire. Journal of the Knowledge Economy 7 (4), pp. 905-919. ISSN 1868-7865.

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    This paper explores the interdependence between national policy, the local characteristics of the UK’s biotechnology sectoral system of innovation and the growth of Oxfordshire’s biotech sector. It considers on the one hand the county’s research capacity and on the other its innovation performance. The latter is captured by a series of indicators from a recently completed study of the sector, recording the sector’s evolution both in the number of firms and their employment size, their status (independent, merged/acquired), product group and contribution to local employment and wealth creation. It considers the implications of the relative weaknesses in the system of innovation in this sector which relate to an underperformance of its firms in relation to the strength of the science base.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via the link above
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Biotech sector, Sectoral systems of innovation, Regional systems of innovation, Oxfordshire Universities
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 10:50
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:20


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