Case | HBS Case Collection | July 2010 (Revised August 2011)

Erik Peterson at Biometra (A)

by John J. Gabarro, Thomas J. DeLong and Jevan Soo

Abstract

Describes the problems facing a recent MBA graduate in his job as general manager of a medical device company owned by a parent corporation. Raises issues of corporate divisional relationships and the difficulties facing an inexperienced manager who seems to be receiving little support. A redisguised and updated version of earlier case 494-005, reflecting the challenges of managing in innovation/R&D-driven industries and across multiple international sites.

Keywords: Business Subsidiaries; Leadership; Managerial Roles; Product Launch; Organizational Structure; Problems and Challenges; Medical Devices and Supplies Industry;

Citation:

Gabarro, John J., Thomas J. DeLong, and Jevan Soo. "Erik Peterson at Biometra (A)." Harvard Business School Case 411-031, July 2010. (Revised August 2011.)