As the head of the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research in China, Li De was shepherding a $ 1000000000 R & D investment in China. So far he has been able to attract a large number of Chinese-born but US-trained scientists to play a crucial role in determining the site. How sustainable this strategy was, and what were the most important things he had to do the right thing, to establish a globally integrated R & D unit in China?

As the head of the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research in China, Li De was shepherding a $ 1000000000 R & D investment in China. So far he has been able to attract a large number of Chinese-born but US-trained scientists to play a crucial role in determining the site. How sustainable this strategy was, and what were the most important things he had to do the right thing, to establish a globally integrated R & D unit in China?
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Vicki L. Sato,
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Source: HBS Premier Case Collection
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Release Date: 14 November 2011. Prod #: 612048-PDF-ENG
China Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research: Building a sustainable, globally integrated research company HBR case solution