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Understanding company R&D strategies in agro-biotechnology
Trajectories and blindspots

Chataway, J   Tait, J   Wield, D

January 2006

in ‘The Economics of Biotechnology’

McKelvey, M and Orsenigo, L (eds)

Edward Elgar

ISBN 978 1 84376 776 3 (hardback)

Research at Innogen: Biotechnology, Agriculture and Food Security

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