Keywords: bioentrepreneurs, bioentrepreneurial profile, comparative study, UK, France, Germany, bioentrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, biotechnology, United Kingdom, success factors
Bio-entrepreneurship in different economic systems: a comparative analysis of bio-entrepreneurs' profile in UK, France and Germany
The challenges of bio-entrepreneurship are related to the specific characteristics of the biotechnology sector. However, the circumstantial conditions of businesses and the social environment in various countries might also shape the profile of a successful bio-entrepreneur. This paper attempts to identify and compare the main traits of a successful entrepreneur in three different European countries that have a well-developed biotechnology sector: UK, France and Germany. This paper also aims to propose a model of the required competencies for a successful bio-entrepreneur.