Can Science Be a Business?

Harvard’s Gary Pisano has recently published a book titled Science Business: The Promise, the Reality, and the Future of Biotech in which he assesses the performance of the biotechnology sector and, in finding it lacking, proceeds to recommend a series of suggestions to improve the fundamental architecture of the industry.

While I enjoyed the book and agree with many of the elements, I have some serious reservations about his preliminary analysis and his conclusion that the biotechnology industry has failed to perform. Read my critique and his response in the January edition of the Harvard Business Review.

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  1. ben
      May 24, 2007

    Of course science can be a business. Otherwise it wouldn’t exist in the long run.

  2. Albin Paul
      June 13, 2007

    science is the best business , I am not sure scientists can be excellent business people, as in compared to others,