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Outsourcing of Research by Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Firms

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  • Tapon, F.
  • Thong, M.

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Knowledge in biological sciences is now advancing across such a broad front and at such a pace that, whatever its siza, no firm can hope t keep up in all areas. Outsourcing of research is an alternative to acquisitions as a way of keeping up. In this monograph we review the benefits abd costs of research outsourcing.

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  • Tapon, F. & Thong, M., 1997. "Outsourcing of Research by Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Firms," Working Papers 1997-2, University of Guelph, Department of Economics and Finance.
  • Handle: RePEc:gue:guelph:1997-2
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    Keywords

    COMPETITION ; PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY;

    JEL classification:

    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
    • L65 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Chemicals; Rubber; Drugs; Biotechnology; Plastics

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