Political embeddedness of technological development: The IgY case
2009 (English)In: International Journal of Business Environment, ISSN 1740-0589, Vol. 2, no 4, 418-434 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The impact of the political environment, not the least from supranational entities such as the European Union (EU), is increasingly affecting firms. A common theme among politicians at all levels is the importance of stimulating entrepreneurship and technological development. In research on business networks and technological devlopment, however, this impact has so far attained rather limited attention. In this article, focus is on business-political interaction and its importance for technological development in a small entrepreneurial firm within life science. It is shown that the development process within the firm cannot be explained if the political dimension is not explicitly taken into consideration. Hence, it is suggested that the business-political dimension should be more mphasised in business network studies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. , 2009. Vol. 2, no 4, 418-434 p.
Technological development, political embeddedness, life science, resource interaction, IgY, European Union, business-political interaction, business network theory
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-119544DOI: 10.1504/IJBE.2009.028793OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-119544DiVA: diva2:300464
ProjectsSmall Firms and Political Actors within the European Union