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Type: Journal article
Title: Developing a new business model for enabling research - the case of the ACPFG in Australia
Author: Agius, S.
Corkindale, D.
Dottore, A.
Gilbert, M.
Citation: International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 2006; 2(2):117-128
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Issue Date: 2006
ISSN: 1740-2832
Organisation: Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innovation Centre
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Stephanie C. Agius, David Corkindale, Antonio G. Dottore, Michael Gilbert
Abstract: The way in which companies, research centres and educational institutions are organised and structured may provide a competitive advantage for commercialisation, in particular if companies are dependent on the deployment of complementary assets and capabilities by third parties. This paper presents the case of the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG), a private agricultural biotechnology (agbiotech) company specialising in early stage Research and Development (R&D) to produce superior adapted cereal varieties, tolerant to abiotic stress conditions such as drought, frost, salt, or mineral toxicity, all of which have a direct and negative impact on plant growth and crop productivity. The organisational structure of the company has been influenced and shaped by Government policy, shareholders expectations and trends in the agbiotech industrial organisation. It has proved attractive to potential alliance partners for collaborative R&D and commercialisation. We present the ACPFG as a new business model to fund basic research and facilitate technology transfer.
Keywords: transaction costs; commercialisation; complementary assets; Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG); intellectual property; industry consolidation; technology transfer; licensing; agricultural biotechnology (agbiotech); core competencies; strategic alliance
Description: Publisher's postprint archived as permitted by publisher.
RMID: 0020073573
DOI: 10.1504/IJTIP.2006.011303
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