| HBS Case Collection
(Revised June 1993)
Becton Dickinson (B): Global Management
The president of Becton Dickinson (BD) and his top management team struggle with issues of: 1) how to manage the top of the organization, focusing on leadership style, the committee structure, and the role of sector presidents, and 2) how to manage a multinational business. BD implements transnational organization and worldwide product teams. The teaching objectives are to: 1) understand the relationship between corporate strategy and the organization and management of a global organization, and 2) understand the implications of global management for the human resource function.
Keywords: Globalized Firms and Management;
Multinational Firms and Management;