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Nouvelles entreprises de biotechnologies et géographie de l'innovation, des fondateurs à leur modèle d'entreprise


  • David Catherine
  • Frédéric Corolleur


This article proposes an analytical framework regarding the geography of innovation by Dedicated Biotechnology Firms. The framework is based on the comparison of 61 French DBF?s and their 129 founders. Four distinct business models are drawn from the empirical material. Each corresponds to a peculiar combination of : (1) distinctive technological and managerial competencies, (2) the resources mobilised as to maintain the viability of their business projects, (3) the location of the actors (individuals, organisations) involved. Classification JEL : L2, O3, R3.

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  • David Catherine & Frédéric Corolleur, 2001. "Nouvelles entreprises de biotechnologies et géographie de l'innovation, des fondateurs à leur modèle d'entreprise," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(5), pages 785-808.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_015_0785

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    biotechnology; business models; competencies; entrepreneur; geography; innovation; resource;

    JEL classification:

    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • R3 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location


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