Lyonbiopole: The Challenge of Becoming a World-class Biotechnology Cluster Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

In December 2007, the economy and international affairs director of the competitiveness cluster, Lyonbiopole, was responsible for the international development of the cluster. Lyonbiopole was one of seven biotechnology clusters in France. Although Lyonbiopole performed very well at the national level, it's visibility as an international cluster of biotechnology was uncertain. However, for its member firms to thrive in a globalized world of biotechnology clusters, the establishment of international relations for the cluster is crucial. That is why the management team has developed a program Lyonbiopole internationalization through alliances with foreign clusters (ie interclusteral unions). By increasing its international visibility and reputation through alliances with global biotech clusters, Lyonbiopole hopes to create a new technological partnership, increase investment and create other kinds of opportunities for member firms. After a successful partnership alliance in Europe, Lyonbiopole preparing the second step in its internationalization process. The case highlights the issues - within industrial clusters -. Or at least the leader of the organization can apply to create a mutually beneficial alliance, and how it can do the "Hide
by Anthony Goerzen, Ana Colovic Source: Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation 13 pages. Publication Date: 09 November 2009. Prod. #: 909M75-PDF-ENG

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