Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2012 (Revised August 2013)

BMS-Biocon Research Center: Growing a Joint Research Venture in India

by Vicki Sato, Sen Chai, Rich Ballenger, Christine Chi, Alexander Down and Ross Leimberg

Abstract

Bristol Myers Squibb, a multi-national pharmaceutical company, is seeking to globalize its R&D strategy while managing costs. It has formed a joint venture with an Indian company, which has worked well, but now faces a strategic decision on how and whether to continue.

Keywords: Pharmaceuticals; Global innovation; Research and Development; Biomedical Research; Joint Ventures; India; United States;

Citation:

Sato, Vicki, Sen Chai, Rich Ballenger, Christine Chi, Alexander Down, and Ross Leimberg. "BMS-Biocon Research Center: Growing a Joint Research Venture in India." Harvard Business School Case 613-072, December 2012. (Revised August 2013.)