Case | HBS Case Collection | June 1991 (Revised March 1995)

Becton Dickinson (A): Corporate Strategy

by Michael Beer


This case series introduces the strategic human resource management (SHRM) process. SHRM is an action research program designed to align the organization and management of human resources with strategy. This case describes the health care industry, Becton Dickinson's (BD) corporate history, and the way the company is organized and managed. Does BD's corporate strategy make sense? Analyzes the fit between strategy and HRM.

Keywords: Business or Company Management; Corporate Strategy; Alignment; Human Resources; Health Industry;


Beer, Michael. "Becton Dickinson (A): Corporate Strategy." Harvard Business School Case 491-151, June 1991. (Revised March 1995.)