Record number :
1232721
Title of article :
The legacy of nuclear risk and the founder effect in biotechnology organizations
Author/Authors :
Usher Fleising، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
ماهنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2002
Pages :
4
From page :
156
To page :
159
Abstract :
In the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear accident and a decline in the public trust of science, the founders of modern biotechnology recognized the strategic importance of risk assessment and regulatory affairs. In an effort to avoid the demonization that was attached to the nuclear industry, the pioneers of modern biotechnology delegated authority for regulatory negotiation and risk management to senior positions in the firm. At the same time, the Biotechnology Industry Organization was handed great latitude and trust with making public pronouncements on issues of bioethics and public policy. The way in which founders and leaders embed norms for negotiating regulation and responding to public perceptions has proved important in the maturation and acceptance of a biotechnology sector.
Keywords :
leadership , biotechnology history , founder effect , risk management , Organizational behavior , Corporate culture
Journal title :
Trends in Biotechnology
Serial Year :
2002
Link To Document :
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