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Comparative Approaches to Biotechnology Development and Use in Developed and Emerging Nations

Comparative Approaches to Biotechnology Development and Use in Developed and Emerging Nations
Author(s)/Editor(s): Tomas Gabriel Bas (University of Talca, Chile) and Jingyuan Zhao (University of Toronto, Canada)
Copyright: ©2017
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1040-6
ISBN13: 9781522510406
ISBN10: 1522510400
EISBN13: 9781522510413


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The development of biotechnological innovations is quickly becoming a globalized phenomenon as emerging nations are making major strides to compete with more developed economies. Though efforts to bridge the gap between emerging and developed nations have been successful, there are still many barriers that need to be overcome.

Comparative Approaches to Biotechnology Development and Use in Developed and Emerging Nations evaluates the importance of manufacturing biotechnological products around the world. Highlighting a comparative analysis of public policies, technological policies, innovations, and marketing capabilities of developed and emerging nations, this publication is a pivotal reference source for government officers, policy makers, academics, and practitioners.

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Reviews and Testimonials

Editors Bas and Zhao present readers with a collection of academic essays and scholarly articles focused on contemporary approaches to the manufacturing of biotechnological products around the world and their use in both the developed and emerging nations. The sixteen selections that make up the main body of the text are devoted to the neutraceutical industry, biotechnology, and nutrigenomics engineering; impacts on the productive sector from the convergence between biotechnology and ITC; the influence of star bioscientists on obtaining venture capital for Canadian dedicated biotechnology firms, and other topics. Tomas Gabriel Bas is a faculty member of the University of Talca in Chile. Jingyuan Zhao is a faculty member of the University of Toronto, Canada.

– Protoview Reviews

This volume takes a comprehensive and comparative look at the growth of biotechnology in both developed and emerging countries. It examines a number of factors that weigh on the success of biotechnology in each type of economy, such as biotech production, government support and promotion, development capabilities and competencies, competition in biotech, and more. Fifteen chapters share a variety of scholarly perspectives as they examine global biotechnology development in Chile, Turkey, Canada, China, Mexico, and other countries.They are generally well structured and may provide background, methodology, discussion, future research directions, and conclusion sections.The material in this volume would appeal to global policy makers, educators, students, and professionals in the biotechnology sphere.

– ARBA Staff Reviewer

Author's/Editor's Biography

Tomas Bas (Ed.)
Tomas Gabriel Bas is the Director of Institute of Innovation based in Science. Director M.Sc. in Technology Management. Vice-Rector for innovation and Technology Transfer (University of Talca). Ph.D. in Technology Management and Marketing of Innovation from University of Quebec (Canada). He has a M.Sc. in Environment of University of Montreal (Canada). He has two post-doctoral in Technology Innovation Clusters from University of Quebec (Canada) and in Knowledge and Technology Innovation in Natural Resources Industries from University Adolfo Ibañez (Chile). His research projects focus on biotechnology, nanotechnology and bio materias management, technological innovation, clusters, knowledge in natural resources and public policies. He is professor of technology and innovation management at the University Talca (Chile) and consultant for World Bank, United Nations, IDRC, Statistics Canada and many multinationals firms. Honors: “Who’s Who in the World”, “Top 100 Scientists 2011” International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. “2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century – 2011”. International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. "Bright Minds - Brain World Class". One of the 10's most influential researchers of Chile in Economics and Management (according to international citation index ISI).

Jingyuan Zhao (Ed.)
Jingyuan Zhao is a research fellow at University of Toronto, Canada. She was a professor at Beijing Union University (China). She obtained her PhD in Management Science and Engineering from University of Science and Technology of China (China) and completed a postdoctoral program in Management of Technology from University of Quebec at Montreal (Canada). Dr. Zhao?s expertise is on regional innovation system, high-tech industry cluster, knowledge management, technology diffusion, organizational learning.


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