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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The development of marine biotechnology in Oman: Potential for capacity building through open innovation
Author(s): Al-Belushi, Kawther I A
Stead, Selina M
Burgess, James G
Keywords: Marine biotechnology sector
Open innovation
Innovation management
Marine bioindustry
Innovation rank
Issue Date: 31-Jul-2015
Date Deposited: 17-Jan-2019
Citation: Al-Belushi KIA, Stead SM & Burgess JG (2015) The development of marine biotechnology in Oman: Potential for capacity building through open innovation. Marine Policy, 57, pp. 147-157.
Abstract: This study examines the current state of the art in the emerging and strategically important marine biotechnology sector in Oman, which has a long coastline, rich marine heritage and strong fishing industry. In a knowledge-based economy, the ability to innovate is a key factor for increasing organisational competitiveness and this may be achieved using open innovation. This is the use by firms of external knowledge, ideas and technology to innovate. In this study, the extent of open innovation in Omani marine bioindustry companies has been studied by examining data from the top sixteen companies ranked by number of employees. The results indicate that the extent of openness in these companies is higher towards market side activities. In addition, the use of open innovation to increase collaboration between companies, Universities and government research institutes needs to be significantly strengthened.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.marpol.2015.03.001
Rights: Copyright 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
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