What Hold us Together? Analyzing Biotech Field Formation


  • Jackeline Amantino de Andrade Federal University of Pernambuco




biotechnology, organizational field, actor-network theory, interorganizational relations, institutional theory, innovation.


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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Jackeline Amantino de Andrade, Federal University of Pernambuco

Professor of Department of Administration - Federal University of Pernambuco


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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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