Pathways to a drug: A mixed methods analysis of emergence

Arho Suominen, Ozgur Dedehayir

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    Abstract

    Despite the calls for a broader methodological base, the technology management and the forecasting literature remain short of studies synthesising quantitative and qualitative methods. This paper addresses this gap by employing a mixed method approach to study the case of Taxol, a revolutionary drug developed to fight ovarian and breast cancer. The paper shows in detail how a data mining-based network model can be synthesised with qualitatively created event narrative to understand the development of a technology and its ecosystem. As a result, the paper shows an npartite network of Taxol drug ecosystem containing over 4,000 nodes and 11,000 edges. The network enables decision makers to understand the process, interaction of actors and lock-in mechanism in the process of technological development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number1740011
    JournalInternational Journal of Innovation Management
    Volume21
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Ecosystems
    Data mining
    Pathway
    Ecosystem
    Mixed methods
    Drugs
    Quantitative methods
    Network model
    Interaction
    Technological development
    Qualitative methods
    Technology management
    Decision maker
    Node
    Breast cancer
    Lock-in

    Keywords

    • innovation ecosystem
    • mixed methods
    • taxol
    • technology analysis

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    In: International Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 21, No. 8, 1740011, 01.12.2017.

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