The case described Pfizer’s efforts to build and operate an Innovation Centre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As the center, which is examined through various periods of leadership and strategic models, their relationship with the company and other research institutions. The case study describes in detail the challenges of building an innovation center in a large company, including organization, incentives and scientific matters.

The case described Pfizer’s efforts to build and operate an Innovation Centre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As the center, which is examined through various periods of leadership and strategic models, their relationship with the company and other research institutions. The case study describes in detail the challenges of building an innovation center in a large company, including organization, incentives and scientific matters.
Topics covered: innovation, research and development, organizational development, experimentation, Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery
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Stefan Thomke,
Ashok Nimgade
Source: Harvard Business School
17 pages.
Release Date: 1 September 2008. Prod #: 609037-PDF-ENG
Pfizer Inc.: Building an Innovation Center HBR case solution