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(Revised from original 2010 version)
Erik Peterson at Biometra (A)
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;
Problems and Challenges;
Medical Devices and Supplies Industry;
Gabarro, John J., Thomas J. DeLong, and Jevan Soo. "Erik Peterson at Biometra (A)." Harvard Business School Case 411-031, August 2011. (Revised from original July 2010 version.)