Opportunities and challenges: Research and innovation in the life sciences

Randy Burd

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In this chapter, guest author Dr. Randy Burd discusses the conditions that both promote and hinder innovation in the life sciences. Burd presents his personal observations of how the traditional academic model fails to fully encourage academic innovation, and in doing so illuminates the cultural gap between the academy and industry. He follows this constructive critique of the current system with the suggestion that social entrepreneurship represents a productive middle ground where both traditional bench science flourishes and academic innovation is celebrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Cross-Disciplinary Primer on the Meaning and Principles of Innovation
EditorsMatthew Mars, Sherry Hoskinson
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth
ISSN (Print)1048-4736

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Finance
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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