Impact of communications between firms on innovation and new product development : the case of the Cambridge/Boston biotech cluster
Author(s)Kolosov, Dmitry, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
System Design and Management Program.
Thomas J. Allen.
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The paper reports the results of a study of innovations and new product development in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in Boston/Cambridge cluster. The purpose of the study was to test the hypothesis that more intensive or frequent communications correlate positively with higher productivity, measured as the number of patents, new drugs or clinical trials per employee. No significant correlations were found between communications and new drugs or clinical trials. Statistically significant (p < 0.05) negative correlations were found between Number of Patents per Employee and the three metrics devised for intensity of communications.
Thesis (S.M. in Engineering and Management)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, System Design and Management Program, 2011.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 35-36).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.; System Design and Management Program.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Engineering Systems Division., System Design and Management Program.