In recent decades there has been a transformation in the field of science that has led to a blurring of the boundaries between science and technology, and between public and private spheres. In this context, several researchers have left the academic path to enter the business world. This requires a change in perspective and the extension of a marketlogic to the previous-developed individual practices of research, in order to create real conditions for the realisation of marketable results. Our research is based on an ethnographic case study of an academic spinoff operating in the field of biotechnology. Through a qualitative approach ‒ using observation and interviews - we try to understand how the workers of the spin-off have been able to reconcile the logic of the market with that of the world of science.

Science and Society in Biotech Enterprises: New Organisational Frameworks in an Academic Spin-off

MORETTI, SABRINA;SACCHETTI, FRANCESCO
2016-01-01

Abstract

In recent decades there has been a transformation in the field of science that has led to a blurring of the boundaries between science and technology, and between public and private spheres. In this context, several researchers have left the academic path to enter the business world. This requires a change in perspective and the extension of a marketlogic to the previous-developed individual practices of research, in order to create real conditions for the realisation of marketable results. Our research is based on an ethnographic case study of an academic spinoff operating in the field of biotechnology. Through a qualitative approach ‒ using observation and interviews - we try to understand how the workers of the spin-off have been able to reconcile the logic of the market with that of the world of science.
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