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Economy & Business, Volume 9, 2015

A NETWORK ANALYSIS OF OPEN INNOVATION IN DRUG DISCOVERY
Fumihiko Isada, Yuriko Isada
Pages: 94-110
Published: 21 Aug 2015
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Abstract: The purpose of this research is to classify the inter-organizational relationships in open innovation between pharmaceutical companies and to clarify quantitatively the relationship between each type and research efficiency. In terms of research methodology, a patent database of drug development was analysed using the technique of social network analysis. The study concludes that a significant difference in the research efficiency of the various types of inter-organizational relationships can be verified.
Keywords: open innovation, social network analysis, drug discovery, inter-organizational relationship
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