Sources of Innovation of Drug Discovery in Japan and Its Implications

  • Sadao NagaokaEmail author


This final chapter analyzes the sources of innovation by exploiting the case studies as well as a complementary large scale survey on drug discovery projects in Japan in a unified framework, and discusses their potential implications on innovation management and policy. The focal issues of discussion are: (A) knowledge sources of the discovery projects; (B) the dynamic relationship between drug discovery and scientific progress; (C) coping with uncertainty; (D) uniqueness and competition in discovery; and (E) implications on management and policy. We hope that the discussion of these topics will deepen our understandings of pharmaceutical innovations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tokyo Keizai UniversityTokyoJapan

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