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The sociology of innovation and new biotechnologies


  • Lisa Daniel ( is a management lecturer at the University of Adelaide Business School and has academic and scientific experience in the Australian biotechnology industry. Her research focuses on the social activities, relationships and organisational systems that facilitate innovation and technology integration. Patrick Dawson ( holds a dual position as professor at the University of Aberdeen Business School (UABS) and is professor in the School of Management and Marketing at the University of Wollongong. He has published numerous papers and has a long research history in the area of organisational change


Understanding the social processes that support innovations in new biotechnologies presents an interesting challenge. Evidence from the Australian bioindustry reveals how the development and integration of new biotechnologies is a dynamic social process. Our findings highlight how new technology acceptance and integration rested on the micro-politics of sense-making and relational networking.