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Biotechnology: Variety or Similarity? : a research about exploration and exploitation in the Dutch and Belgian biotechnology sector

Kuipers, Tjerk and Schaaf, Jorn van der (2006) Biotechnology: Variety or Similarity? : a research about exploration and exploitation in the Dutch and Belgian biotechnology sector.

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Abstract:In the emerging biotechnology sector, it is important for organizations to find a balance between exploration and exploitation in order to function efficiently today while planning and innovating effectively for tomorrow. A dynamic, complex, or in other words, an emerging environment will not facilitate this endless struggle, but rather extend its endlessness. In literature authors have elaborated on internal organization and on external networks in relation with exploration and exploitation, but research about the internal organization and on external networks related to each other and to exploration and exploitation is scarce. This study extends the literature on balancing exploration and exploitation in an emerging sector by relating the two types of activities to both a company¿s internal organizational configuration and a company¿s external network to ensure its current and future viability.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/57852
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