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Biotechnology in New Zealand

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This paper provides a detailed description of the New Zealand biotechnology sector based on a re-analysis of the first comprehensive (1998/99) survey of biotechnology in New Zealand, data from an original (2002) survey conducted by the author and a detailed review of secondary sources. It provides the background for a study of the determinants of innovation reported elsewhere (Marsh, 2004). A review of alternative data sources on sector size and characteristics is followed by a comparison of New Zealand and international biotech indicators. Data is presented on enterprise type and size and the age distribution of New Zealand biotech enterprises. This is followed by an analysis of innovative output using data on new products, processes and patents. Data is also presented on partnerships and alliances, information sources and other factors affecting innovative performance.

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Paper provided by University of Waikato, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 04/01.

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Length: 68 pages
Date of creation: 01 Sep 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wai:econwp:04/01

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Keywords: biotechnology; innovation; New Zealand; patents; survey data;

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