Purpose: This paper aims to construct a process model of business founding in the biotech industry. Design/methodology/approach: An inductive method is used, and five case studies analyzed. Data are coded by applying Gioia’s method. Findings: Aspirant entrepreneurs conduct resource analysis and industry analysis to formulate research and development targets. They perform transactions and networks because they require resources, and they then deploy and coordinate these resources. Such coordination generates activities with social and financial impacts. Research limitations/implications: The results are specific to the biotech industry. A future study could examine business founding processes in other industries (e.g. entertainment, fashion, public utilities and sport). Additionally, the paper argues that during the founding process entrepreneurs show little concern for knowledge-sharing risk, as they want to collaborate to implement their ideas. Quantitative papers could test the consequences of such behavior. Practical implications: The process model provides insights into aspirant founders on how to start a business in the biotech industry. Originality/value: The paper shows: the differences between the founding process in the biotech industry versus other industries; and the shape of the Bower–Burgelman model in the context of biotech business founding. The paper delineates how private companies discover competencies in the public sector; a model of technology transfer from public to private sector; entrepreneurs’ absence of risk perceptions regarding knowledge-sharing during founding; and how conferences can serve as vehicles for benchmarking in networking.

Ciao, B. (2020). Business founding in biotech industry: process and features. MANAGEMENT RESEARCH REVIEW, 43(10), 1183-1219 [10.1108/MRR-04-2019-0170].

Business founding in biotech industry: process and features

Ciao, B
2020

Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to construct a process model of business founding in the biotech industry. Design/methodology/approach: An inductive method is used, and five case studies analyzed. Data are coded by applying Gioia’s method. Findings: Aspirant entrepreneurs conduct resource analysis and industry analysis to formulate research and development targets. They perform transactions and networks because they require resources, and they then deploy and coordinate these resources. Such coordination generates activities with social and financial impacts. Research limitations/implications: The results are specific to the biotech industry. A future study could examine business founding processes in other industries (e.g. entertainment, fashion, public utilities and sport). Additionally, the paper argues that during the founding process entrepreneurs show little concern for knowledge-sharing risk, as they want to collaborate to implement their ideas. Quantitative papers could test the consequences of such behavior. Practical implications: The process model provides insights into aspirant founders on how to start a business in the biotech industry. Originality/value: The paper shows: the differences between the founding process in the biotech industry versus other industries; and the shape of the Bower–Burgelman model in the context of biotech business founding. The paper delineates how private companies discover competencies in the public sector; a model of technology transfer from public to private sector; entrepreneurs’ absence of risk perceptions regarding knowledge-sharing during founding; and how conferences can serve as vehicles for benchmarking in networking.
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Biotech industry; Business founding; Networking; Process model; Strategic management; Strategy; Technology transfer;
English
11-mag-2020
2020
43
10
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1219
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Ciao, B. (2020). Business founding in biotech industry: process and features. MANAGEMENT RESEARCH REVIEW, 43(10), 1183-1219 [10.1108/MRR-04-2019-0170].
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