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Clayton M. Christensen
Becton Dickinson's Vacutainer business was largely based in the United States, but in 1980 management determined to grow the business aggressively first in Europe and then Japan. These areas demanded new products that were tailored to local markets. Despite the change in strategy, the resource allocation process continued to allocate development resources to U.S.-targeted products.
Keywords: Resource Allocation;
Growth and Development Strategy;
Innovation and Invention;
Multinational Firms and Management;
Medical Devices and Supplies Industry;
Christensen, Clayton M. "Becton Dickinson: Worldwide Blood Collection Team (Abridged)." Harvard Business School Case 698-058, April 1998.
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How Will You Measure Your Life?
Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon
The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators
Jeffrey H. Dyer, Hal B. Gregersen and Clayton M. Christensen
Keywords: Competency and Skills;
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Picking Green Tech's Winners and Losers
Clayton M. Christensen, Shuman Talukdar, Richard Alton and Michael B. Horn
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