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Aspects of the Pharmaceutical Business Model: Implications for Australia

Rasmussen, Bruce (2003) Aspects of the Pharmaceutical Business Model: Implications for Australia. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

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The business model of the large pharmaceutical companies is complex and has become increasingly so with the technological developments in the industry particularly in relation to the innovations introduced by biotechnology. A business model is not a well defined concept but may be paraphrased as a description of 'how a business makes its money'. It answers a series of questions essential to any business - who are the customers, what do they value, what is the underlying economic logic that explains how that value can be delivered to the customer at an appropriate cost and finally how the business makes its money. It consists of both a narrative of how the business works and the numbers - how it makes a profit (Margretta 2002). Underlying any business model is the structure of its value chain.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: pharmaceutical business model; pharmaceutical industry; Australia; stress
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Depositing User: Mr Angeera Sidaya
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 10:34
DOI: 15
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