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Stratégies de R et D et innovation dans l’industrie pharmaceutique en France : une étude économétrique sur données individuelles


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  • Torre, André

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  • Zouikri, Messaoud


The thesis puts forth an empirical methodology to study the link between modes of knowledge production and innovation, based on a functional (basic research, applied research and development) and organisational (internal research, external research) analysis of RD activities. To do so, it uses survey data on RD and innovation at the firm level in order to estimate through appropriate econometric models both the link between firm size and RD modes, and the relationship between RD strategies and innovation in the pharmaceutical industry in France.The main results show that the RD components increase non-linearly and less than proportionally with the size of the firm. Moreover, small and medium-sized firms are not significantly different from big firms in the production of original innovations. The different RD modes contribute to innovation in complementary ways.

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This book is provided by Paris Dauphine University in its series Economics Thesis from University Paris Dauphine with number 123456789/4544 and published in 2008.

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Keywords: Planification stratégique; Recherche industrielle; Industrie pharmaceutique; Gestion des connaissances;

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