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The Potential of Biotechnology Investments in Selected Eastern European Countries: Lost Chances

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  • Vida Patrik

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Background: Biotechnology is rapidly developing on a global scale. However, some evidence indicates that Eastern European (EE) countries are not fulfilling their potential in this field.

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  • Vida Patrik, 2016. "The Potential of Biotechnology Investments in Selected Eastern European Countries: Lost Chances," Business Systems Research, Sciendo, vol. 7(1), pages 16-34, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bit:bsrysr:v:7:y:2016:i:1:p:16-34
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    Keywords

    biotechnology; investment; research and development; transition countries; Eastern Europe;

    JEL classification:

    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives

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