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China Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research: Building a Sustainable, Globally Integrated Research Enterprise
As the head of the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research in China, En Li was shepherding a $1 billion R&D investment in China. So far he had been able to attract a large number of Chinese-born but US-trained scientists to play a critical role in establishing the site. How sustainable was this strategy, and what were the key things he had to do right to establish a globally integrated R&D unit in China?
Keywords: Globalized Firms and Management;