Managing Strategic Research

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dc.contributor.author Vedel, Jane Bjørn
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-21T11:41:36Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-21T11:41:36Z
dc.date.issued 2014-02-21
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793155084
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793155091
dc.identifier.issn 0906-6934
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8881
dc.description.abstract In recent years, the concept of ‘strategic research’ has played a prominent role in Danish public research policy. This thesis investigates how strategic research develops in a pharmaceutical company. Politicians and policy makers have tended to see science-industry collaboration as the main strategic tool for stimulating national growth and job creation. They have also anticipated that companies and politicians in the future will have an increasingly important role in specifying societal and industrial problems that can be solved through science-industry collaborations. Hence, strategic research is today closely associated with what is termed ‘demand-driven innovation’. Science-industry collaboration has also attracted interest in industry, for instance, in pharmaceutical companies. However, here we find quite different ideas about strategic research and science-industry collaboration. Rather than representing a tool for providing short-term solutions, pharmaceutical companies have seen science-industry collaboration as a device for building long-term platforms of innovation. Arising from a curiosity concerning the differences between policy and corporate practices of strategic research, this thesis asks the following questions: What characterizes strategic research in a private company? Through which practices does strategic research (and science-industry collaboration) develop? What characterizes the management of strategic research? en_US
dc.format.extent 335 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PhD Series;4.2014
dc.title Managing Strategic Research en_US
dc.type phd en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Organisation en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IOA en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Organization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort OIS en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2014 en_US
dc.title.subtitle An empirical analysis of science-industry collaboration in a pharmaceutical company en_US


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