Emergence of biopharmaceutical innovators in China, India, Brazil, and South Africa as global competitors and collaborators
AuthorRezaie, R; McGahan, AM; Frew, SE; Daar, AS; Singer, PA
Source TitleHealth Research Policy and Systems
PublisherBIOMED CENTRAL LTD
University of Melbourne Author/sSinger, Peter
AffiliationSchool of Historical and Philosophical Studies
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsRezaie, R., McGahan, A. M., Frew, S. E., Daar, A. S. & Singer, P. A. (2012). Emergence of biopharmaceutical innovators in China, India, Brazil, and South Africa as global competitors and collaborators. HEALTH RESEARCH POLICY AND SYSTEMS, 10 (1), https://doi.org/10.1186/1478-4505-10-18.
Access StatusOpen Access
Biopharmaceutical innovation has had a profound health and economic impact globally. Developed countries have traditionally been the source of most innovations as well as the destination for the resulting economic and health benefits. As a result, most prior research on this sector has focused on developed countries. This paper seeks to fill the gap in research on emerging markets by analyzing factors that influence innovative activity in the indigenous biopharmaceutical sectors of China, India, Brazil, and South Africa. Using qualitative research methodologies, this paper a) shows how biopharmaceutical innovation is taking place within the entrepreneurial sectors of these emerging markets, b) identifies common challenges that indigenous entrepreneurs face, c) highlights the key role played by the state, and d) reveals that the transition to innovation by companies in the emerging markets is characterized by increased global integration. It suggests that biopharmaceutical innovators in emerging markets are capitalizing on opportunities to participate in the drug development value chain and thus developing capabilities and relationships for competing globally both with and against established companies headquartered in developed countries.
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