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    The scale and scope of process R&D in the Irish pharmaceutical industry


    Van Egeraat, Chris (2010) The scale and scope of process R&D in the Irish pharmaceutical industry. Irish Geography, 43 (1). pp. 35-58. ISSN 0075-0778

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    Abstract

    Manufacturing Process R&D activities are one of the target areas of Irish industrial development agencies in their quest towards embedding pharmaceutical companies in Ireland. This paper analyses the changing role of Ireland in the global process R&D networks of the pharmaceutical companies. The paper is based on data collected in an email survey of all pharmaceutical establishments in Ireland and face-to-face interviews with 13 companies. The article outlines the various stages of the process R&D cycle and assesses the involvement of the Irish establishments at each stage. Far from a uniform undifferentiated activity, process R&D comprises a range of activities. The results show that although Irish plants are increasing their involvement in process R&D, this involvement tends to be concentrated in the last stages of the cycle.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The definitive version of this article is available at DOI: 10.1080/00750770903407625
    Keywords: process R&D; pharmaceutical industry; transnational corporations; Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
    Item ID: 6132
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/00750770903407625
    Depositing User: Dr. Chris Van Egeraat
    Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 15:26
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Geography
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
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