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A Network Analysis Of Open Innovation In Drug Discovery

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  • Fumihiko Isada
  • Yuriko Isada

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The purpose of this research is to classify the inter-organizational relationships in open innovation between pharmaceutical companies and to clarify quantitatively the relationship between each type and research efficiency. In terms of research methodology, a patent database of drug development was analysed using the technique of social network analysis. The study concludes that a significant difference in the research efficiency of the various types of inter-organizational relationships can be verified.

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  • Fumihiko Isada & Yuriko Isada, 2015. "A Network Analysis Of Open Innovation In Drug Discovery," Economy & Business Journal, International Scientific Publications, Bulgaria, vol. 9(1), pages 94-110.
  • Handle: RePEc:isp:journl:v:9:y:2015:i:1:p:94-110
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    open innovation; social network analysis; drug discovery; inter-organizational relationship;

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