The Role of SME's in Technology Creation and Diffusion. Implications for European Competitiveness in Biotechnology.

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    The point of departure of our analysis was the relative weakness of European SME's vis-a-vis American and Japanese companies. With a growth in the figures for numbers of SME's in European biotechnology and stagnation in the figures of U.S.A. it seems that a bridging numerically between Europe and U.S.A. can be observed. However this by no means implies that the technological capability gap is disappering. A first cause for the American strength can be found in the availability of venture capital in U.S.A..
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationGrenoble
    Number of pages90
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

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