Contract Research for Biotechnology Start-ups – A Stakeholder Resource-Based Analysis

Monique Moore

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This research introduced the stakeholder resource-based theory to explore how (and who) influences biotechnology (biotech) start-ups to outsource critical research and development to contract research organisations (CROs). Qualitative research involving 16 case studies from several Australian stakeholders found that high-performing biotech start-ups leverage a range of competent strategic advisors for CRO decision-making. When these biotech start-ups formed long-term relationships based on shared values, they reported value-added benefits during resource scarcity or crisis.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Mazzarol, Tim, Supervisor
  • Soutar, Geoff, Supervisor
  • Rizzi, Marco, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date10 Jul 2022
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

Embargo information

  • Embargoed from 28/07/2022 to 10/02/2024. Made publicly available on 10/02/2024.


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