TITLE

Analysis of the Association Between Bioinformatics and Biotechnological Development

AUTHOR(S)
Al-Tameem, Abdullah Abdulaziz
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Digital Information Management;Feb2008, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p128
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Generally, the literature tends to either subsume bioinformatics under the general sector of biotechnology or it uses it as an explanatory dimension because it provides knowledge sources for biotechnology activities. In this study, the researcher attempt to reverse this relationship, for under the assumption of co-evolution of technology and institutions, both shape each other rather than one alone shaping the other. In testing the relationships between the biotechnology firms and bioinformatics firms of the most active countries in these sectors, the logistic regression results produce three groups of countries: (a) those that significantly positively influence bioinformatics because of biotechnology activity, (b) those that significantly negatively influence bioinformatics because of biotechnology activity, and (c) those that remain indifferent.
ACCESSION #
31266614

 

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