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Bioeconomy and the global economy: industrial policies and bio-innovation

Wield, D

Technology Analysis & Strategic Management   10 (25) 1209-1221

DOI: 10.1080/09537325.2013.843664

October 2013


The decades since the 1950s have witnessed major growth in the bioeconomy. Emergence of the bioeconomy as a broad, creative and rapidly expanding part of the global economy coincides with the maturation of the established drug discovery system. This paper presents research evidence focused on the relationships between changes in the bioeconomy and changes in the global economy. It argues that new forms of governance and regulation are key to strengthen industrial policies needed for emerging and developing countries to take account of the complex interactions in life science innovation between technology, markets, regulation and civil society, which could significantly impact on global distribution of the industry.