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Author Styhre, Alexander

Title Organizations and the bioeconomy : the management and commodification of the life sciences / by Alexander Styhre
Edition 1st ed
Published New York : Routledge, 2012


Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series Routledge studies in management, organizations, and society ; 18
Management, organizations and society (London, England) ; v. 18.
Contents The concept of the bioeconomy -- Biopolitics, neoliberalism, and the calculative worldview : the economics of life -- New drug development, biotechnology and the enactment of life -- The tissue economy -- Living in and managing the bioeconomy
Summary The advancement of the life sciences and the technosciences has enhanced the longevity of citizens in the Western world, and half of the generation born in the first decade of the new millennium is now expected to live to the age of one hundred years. In a society with such longevity and affluence, consumption of health-related goods and services such as pharmaceuticals and scanning procedures may be seen as a sustainable source of income for the industries that promote it. Though the healthcare sector has traditionally been organized in the public sector in Europe and in the private sector
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Biotechnology -- Economic aspects
Life sciences -- Economic aspects
Biotechnology industries.
Medical economics.
Politics, Practical.
Biological Science Disciplines -- economics
Biological Science Disciplines -- organization & administration
Biotechnology -- economics
Economics, Medical
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Service.
Politics, Practical
Biotechnology -- Economic aspects
Biotechnology industries
Medical economics
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011048805
ISBN 0415529263