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The Race to Commercialize Biotechnology: Molecules, Market and the State in Japan and the US
     

The Race to Commercialize Biotechnology: Molecules, Market and the State in Japan and the US

by Steven Collins
 

This comparative study looks at the early development of biotechnology in the US and Japan. Drawing on primary and secondary sources it traces the historical roots of recombinant DNA technology, discusses the tensions between regulation and promotional policies and identifies the major actors and strategies that launched biotechnology in both countries. Developing

Overview

This comparative study looks at the early development of biotechnology in the US and Japan. Drawing on primary and secondary sources it traces the historical roots of recombinant DNA technology, discusses the tensions between regulation and promotional policies and identifies the major actors and strategies that launched biotechnology in both countries. Developing several strands of theory in economic history, science and technology policy, the book proposes a simple model that relates the differences in the two countries' responses to variations in the availability of institutional, financial and organizational resources needed to commercialize the new technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415651295
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/03/2013
Series:
Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

Steven W. Collins is Associate Professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program at the University of Washington.

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