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dc.contributor.authorPlahte, Jens
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-26T20:48:02Z
dc.date.available2010-10-26T20:48:02Z
dc.date.issued2008-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/35608
dc.descriptionPresented at the GLOBELICS 6th International Conference 2008 22-24 September, Mexico City, Mexico.en_US
dc.description.abstractWhich social and political interests have been influential in the creation of the Cuban biotechnology sector? Is it the needs of the national public health system that are being served, is it scientific knowledge production that is given priority, or are commercialization and generation of export earnings the primary objectives? And how are potentially diverging interests mediated and articulated, and how are such controversies settled and resolved? This paper is a first approximation to these questions. It turns out that the conceptual toolbox of field of innovation system studies is poorly developed for studying such issues, so by way of a criticism of the lack of agency and interest perspectives in the concept of 'institutions' in innovation system studies an alternative theoretical framework is developed based on actor-network theory. A second field work in Cuba is being planned, and the objective of this paper is to identify some research strategies for that field work.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGLOBELICS06. Innovation processes in the health sectoren_US
dc.subjectCubaen_US
dc.subjectBiotechnologyen_US
dc.subjectVaccine industryen_US
dc.titleActor-networks, interests and boundary objects in the Cuban biotechnology sector and vaccine industryen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversitetet i Oslo. Senter for teknologi, innovasjon og kultur


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