Case | HBS Case Collection | July 2010 (Revised June 2016)

Erik Peterson at Biometra (A)

by John J. Gabarro, Thomas DeLong and Jevan Soo


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;


Gabarro, John J., Thomas DeLong, and Jevan Soo. "Erik Peterson at Biometra (A)." Harvard Business School Case 411-031, July 2010. (Revised June 2016.)