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The rate of return that a business could earn if it chose another investment with equivalent risk-in other words, the opportunity cost of the funds employed as the result of an investment decision or actual debt costs as part of the capital structure of the company. Equity. Ownership interest possessed by shareholders in a corporation stock as opposed to bonds. Shares can be common or preferred. (Gontinwdon next fmge) Table 4-2—Profile of Market Segmentation (1990) Percent of Research area Human therapeutics .

53 Foreign Participation in Mergers and Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 STRATEGIC ALLIANCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. ... + 57 Equity Arrangements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. ... 60 Joint Ventures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Licensing and Marketing Deals .

29 Tables Page Table 2-1. Major Events in the Commercialization of Biotechnology . . . . . . . . . . . 30 2-2. Some Factors That Can Affect Commercialization of Biotechnology . . . . . . 32 2-3. Requesters of OTA Assessment, Biotechnology in a Global Economy . . . . . . 33 Chapter 2 Introduction INTRODUCTION This report examines international trends in biotechnology-related commercial activity and governmental approaches to promotion and regulation of biotechnology.

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