Production in an Innovation Economy

The Globalization of Biomanufacturing and Implications for the Geography of Innovation

Research Questions

  • What factors drive the location of biomanufacturing investments?
  • What is the relationship between biotech innovation and production?
  • What is the impact of the separation of downstream and upstream activities on the growth of the industry?
  • How are technological innovations in the industry affecting thebiomanufacturing landscape and what are the implications for the geography of biomanufacturing ?
  • What are the policy implications, if any, for the U.S. and regions like Massachusetts for retaining and growing the biomanufacturing industry?

Published by the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology Industrial Performance Center, for the Industry Studie Association, Pittsburgh June 1, 2011.