Early Internationalization or Late Patenting? A Dilemma for Today’s Pharmaceutical R&D

By Irina Saur-Amaral and Joaquim José Borges Gouveia.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Today's pharmaceutical R&D faces the dilemma of choosing between early internationalization and late patenting. The paper looks at this issue and proposes solutions.

Keywords: Pharmaceutical Research, Internationalization, Globalization, Organizational Change, Patenting, Strategic Management Dilemmas

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 6, pp.115-122. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.896MB).

Ms. Irina Saur-Amaral

Irina Saur-Amaral is a Doctoral Researcher in Industrial Management at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, working on internationalization of industrial R&D in the pharmaceutical industry. She is Assistant Lecturer at the same university; she teaches Knowledge Management. Her current research interests fall under: management of R&D and innovation in pharmaceutical industry, knowledge management in global settings and internationalization of small and medium-sized firms, while she has been harbouring an interest in Chinese socio-political affairs. She has about thirty scientific publications in proceedings, scientific journals and book chapters, essentially on innovation/R&D, diversity management (multicultural and multidisciplinary issues), innovation networks and knowledge management. Irina has a degree in Business Administration from the Romanian Academy of Economic Sciences and M.Sc. in Information Management from the University of Aveiro. She was Junior Researcher at the University of Aveiro, having studied a multisectoral network for innovation and its linkages with the academic community. She worked as Internal Auditor in Philip Morris.

Joaquim José Borges Gouveia

Joaquim José Borges Gouveia is Senior Professor at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, in the Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering (DEGEI). He has been responsible, since June 2002, for the management and coordination of this department and, since February 2000, for the postgraduate programmes within DEGEI. He is President of the Board of Energaia, the Energy Agency of Gaia, Portugal and member of the Executive Council of the Portuguese Foundation for Scientific Computing. He was Vice-President of the Portuguese Innovation Agency, between 2002 and 2005. His scientific interests fall under General Management; Innovation, Technology and Knowledge Management; Operations Management; Service Management; Supply Chain Management; Energetic Policy and its Rational Management; Digital Cities and Innovation in the City; and Sustainable Economic Development.

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