Case | HBS Case Collection | January 1994

Evolving Finance Function: Judy C. Lewent at Merck & Co., Inc.

by Timothy A. Luehrman

Abstract

This case examines the career path of Merck's CFO, Judy C. Lewent, as a way of tracing changes over time in Merck's finance function. It describes the adoption of innovative quantitative analytical models, changes in job definitions and in the organization of the financial area, and the evolution of professional relationships between finance and other professionals at Merck. These issues are all examined in the context of changes in the drug business.

Keywords: Finance; Mathematical Methods; Personal Development and Career; Organizational Design; Innovation and Invention; Pharmaceutical Industry;

Citation:

Luehrman, Timothy A. "Evolving Finance Function: Judy C. Lewent at Merck & Co., Inc." Harvard Business School Case 294-014, January 1994.