Case | HBS Case Collection | February 1993 (Revised March 1995)

Bernd Sterzel at the IVth Medizinische Klinik (A)

by Linda A. Hill


After 10 years of running a small laboratory at Yale Medical School, Dr. R. Bernd Sterzel assumes leadership of a nephrology clinic in Nurnberg and Erlangen, Germany. In his ambitious efforts to transform the clinic into a leading academic research institution, he encounters numerous challenges associated with health care management in a socialized medicine context.

Keywords: Change Management; Organizational Change and Adaptation; Problems and Challenges; Cross-Cultural and Cross-Border Issues; Health Industry; Germany; Connecticut;


Hill, Linda A. "Bernd Sterzel at the IVth Medizinische Klinik (A)." Harvard Business School Case 493-059, February 1993. (Revised March 1995.)