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Sourcing knowledge : R&D outsourcing in UK pharmaceuticals

Howells, J., Gagliardi, D., Malik, K. (2012) Sourcing knowledge : R&D outsourcing in UK pharmaceuticals. International Journal of Technology Management, 59 (1/2). pp. 139-161. ISSN 0267-5730. (doi:10.1504/IJTM.2012.047253) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:63643)

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Abstract

The outsourcing of research and development (R&D) activities has grown rapidly in recent years. Outsourcing has major implications for how knowledge and R&D activities are organised and coordinated in a wider open innovation environment and creates major challenges for firms and their managers. This paper explores the implications of outsourcing and the increasingly distributed nature of research and innovative activities using primary survey data collected from the UK pharmaceutical industry. These issues are uniquely examined at both firm and activity level. This paper then seeks to set the findings of the study within the context of the wider debate and conceptual frameworks surrounding R&D outsourcing and offshoring in terms of the increasingly open and distributed nature of research operations. This paper concludes by exploring the implications for this for firm strategy and the open innovation agenda and for future research in this field.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1504/IJTM.2012.047253
Uncontrolled keywords: Activity levels; Conceptual frameworks; Firm strategy; Innovative activities; Off-shoring; Open innovation; Pharmaceutical industry; Research and development; Research operations; Survey data; UK, Industry; Innovation; Knowledge management; Research, Outsourcing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Kent Business School (do not use)
Depositing User: Jeremy Howells
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 13:11 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63643 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Howells, J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8964-9521
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