Cluster Development: A Theoretical Framework and a Case Study of the Algerian Pharmaceutical Sector

Chef du projet : LAOUISSET Djamel Eddine Professeur chercheur associé au CREAD

Objet du projet :
 » Starting from the premise that increasing globalization trends has driven global pharmaceutical firms competitiveness agenda to an unprecedented and challenging level of strategic need for internationalization, the paper aims to suggest the potential of collaborative innovation networks as an enabler of collective intelligence and collaborative knowledge management, which promise greater cross-fertilization between local pharmaceutical firms’ research and development processes, and subsequently unleash the development of a competitive national pharmaceutical industry cluster.

A collective intelligence and collaborative knowledge management theoretical framework is to be proposed based on collaborative innovation networks by integrating local technology and competitive intelligence theories. Subsequently, an exploratory case study in a commoditized environment is to be described to illustrate the value of the framework.
We believe it will be feasible to apply the collective intelligence and collaborative knowledge management theoretical framework to case studies in domestic firms operating in a commoditized market.. The present study will provide a starting-point for further research in the domestic pharmaceutical sector. Moreover, the collective intelligence and collaborative knowledge management theoretical framework will proven to be useful in re-engineering research and development in the case sector. This will be a significant and positive derivative of the exploratory study, at least from an R&D managerial point of view « .