What Hold us Together? Analyzing Biotech Field Formation

  • Jackeline Amantino de Andrade Federal University of Pernambuco
Keywords: biotechnology, organizational field, actor-network theory, interorganizational relations, institutional theory, innovation.

Abstract

This article proposes to analyze the formation of biotechnological field bringing actor-network theory’s lens as contribution. Based on conclusions of studies developed by Walter Powell and colleagues it was held a research to analyze the diversity of institutional relations that are active by hemophilia therapies, the principle of generalized symmetry adopted for actor-network theory is highlight to identify how socio-technical associations are assembled. Besides the interorganizational relations, research’s findings indicate the scientific and technological contents have a significant mediating role to create and sustain those connections of knowledge. So, it is emphasized the need of a boarder theoretical discussion to enlarge explanations about the dynamics of organizational fields as well as innovation processes.

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Author Biography

Jackeline Amantino de Andrade, Federal University of Pernambuco
Professor of Department of Administration - Federal University of Pernambuco

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Published
2011-03-09
How to Cite
Andrade, J. A. de. (2011). What Hold us Together? Analyzing Biotech Field Formation. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 6(3), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242011000300001
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Research Articles