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Amgen Inc.: Pursuing Innovation and Imitation? (B)
The (B) case reveals that Sharer decided that Amgen should enter the emerging biosimilars business. However, he took the better part of a year to syndicate the decision across the senior team while in parallel investing in some time-critical process development. The (B) case then focuses on how the new business should be implemented, particularly in terms of integration versus separation of a new business unit, choice of unit leader, and whether Amgen should partner with a third party to gain access to skills or resources.
Keywords: corporate strategy;
MacKenzie, Ian. "Amgen Inc.: Pursuing Innovation and Imitation? (B)." Harvard Business School Supplement 714-426, January 2014.