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The scale and scope of process R&D in the Irish pharmaceutical industry (NIRSA) Working Paper Series. No.33

van Egeraat, Chris (2007) The scale and scope of process R&D in the Irish pharmaceutical industry (NIRSA) Working Paper Series. No.33. Working Paper. NIRSA - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis.

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Abstract

Manufacturing Process R&D activities are one of the target areas of Irish industrial development agencies in their quest towards embedding pharmaceutical companies in Ireland. This paper analyses the changing role of Ireland in the global process R&D networks of the pharmaceutical companies. The paper is based on data collected in an email survey of all pharmaceutical establishments in Ireland and face-to-face interviews with 13 companies. The article outlines the various stages of the process R&D cycle and assesses the involvement of the Irish establishments at each stage. Far from a uniform undifferentiated activity, process R&D comprises a range of activities. The results show that although Irish plants are increasing their involvement in process R&D, this involvement tends to be concentrated in the last stages of the cycle.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Keywords: Process; R&D; Ireland; pharmaceutical industry; NIRSA
Subjects: Social Sciences > Geography
Social Sciences > NIRSA-National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis
Item ID: 1158
Identification Number: 33
Depositing User: NIRSA Editor
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2009 11:45
Publisher: NIRSA - National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis
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