Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
McKelvey, M;Rake, B
2016
July
Industry and Innovation
Product innovation success based on cancer research in the pharmaceutical industry: co-publication networks and the effects of partners
Published
0 ()
Optional Fields
INTERORGANIZATIONAL COLLABORATION KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION TECHNOLOGICAL-CHANGE EMPIRICAL-EVIDENCE LIFE SCIENCES BIOTECHNOLOGY PERFORMANCE FIRM CENTRALITY
23
383
406
This paper builds upon the literature which provides conflicting theoretical insights and empirical results concerning the importance of companies' collaborative relations, their position within a network of collaborative relations and the effects on their innovative performance. Taking the importance of collaborations and networks in the pharmaceutical industry into account, the paper untangles the influence of the firm's co-publication relations with different types of partners and its network position on the company's product innovation in a specific disease areacancer. We find rather robust evidence that in particular, companies' indirect connections within the co-publication network, including connections to academic institutions and biotechnology companies, support product innovation. In contrast to evidence in the strategic alliance literature, direct co-publication links to biotechnology companies do not support product innovation in terms of new cancer medications.
ABINGDON
1366-2716
10.1080/13662716.2016.1150157
Grant Details