• Case title
    How small firms can benefit from OI? Evidence from Taiwanese Biotechnology Firms
  • Description
    The main purpose of this study is to adopt theoretical angle of Open Innovation to discuss the internal capability and external network of the small firms in biotech industry in Taiwan.
  • Abstract on the method
    How can small firms manage Open Innovation? How can internal projects and external networks can be aligned during the process of new drug development in the small firms? The main purpose of this study is to adopt theoretical angle of Open Innovation to discuss the internal capability and external network of the small firms in biotech industry in Taiwan. In addition, we also discuss the alignment of the internal capability and external network of these small firms. We use four Taiwanese biotechnology companies in the stages of new drug development as four cases. This study fills the gap in the literature of Open Innovation by discussing not only external network but also internal capability in an integrated perspective.
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  • Country
    TW
  • Case nature
    descriptive
  • OI considered
    coupled
  • Key question
    why_organisation, what_practices, how_implemented, what_effects
  • Key industry
    manufacturing
  • Teaching level
    bachelor, master, phd
  • Outcome
    successful
  • Keywords
    External networks, small firms, drug development, internal capability, biotech industry, new product development, open innovation