Extending the Knowledge Spillover Theory of entrepreneurship for analysis of the Australian biotechnology sector

Senyard, Julienne M., Pickernell, David, Clifton, Nicholas, Kay, Adrian, & Keast, Robyn L. (2008) Extending the Knowledge Spillover Theory of entrepreneurship for analysis of the Australian biotechnology sector. In Iandoli, Luca (Ed.) Proceedings of Technology-Driven Entrepreneurship : How Technology Shapes the Way Entrepreneurs Start and Run Their Business, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

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Current research suggests that the process of knowledge creation is both networked and iterative. Synthesising the literature highlights a range of factors for analysis in knowledge-based industries. These factors are then used to examine the biotechnology sector in Queensland Australia, utilising available secondary literature, interviews with a range of broad stakeholders and 3 case–study companies. The results highlight issues regarding government policies for biotechnology, due to potential weaknesses in the network of relationships and governance between the key stakeholders (particularly within universities), the absence in some cases of relevant education (training and learning) for academics, and issues of entrepreneurial orientation and knowledge management in the use of created knowledge.

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ID Code: 18632
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this proceeding can be freely accessed online via the conference's web page (see Official URL). 5th Inter-RENTS Online Publication (Selected papers from the 2007 RENT Conference)
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Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Biotechnology Sector, Australia
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 11 Mar 2009 05:29
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2016 04:04

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