CCS Noon Lecture Series. "R&D Clustering and the Role of Institutional Environment: Observations from the Biopharmaceutical Industry in China"
Research and development (R&D) activities are clustered by nature. Industrial policies and institutions in China not only intensified the degree of clustering, but also changed the types of organizations present in the clusters as well as the interactions among them. This talk uses the emerging biopharmaceutical industry as an example to illustrate these effects.
Minyuan Zhao is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Minyuan's research examines the interactions between firm strategy and external environment in a global context. One particular area of interest is the relationship between intellectual property rights protection and innovation strategies of multinational firms. Her work has been published in leading academic journals such as Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Economics and Management Studies.