Case | HBS Case Collection | August 1983 (Revised June 1986)

Johnson & Johnson (A)

by Francis Aguilar


Describes the Johnson & Johnson culture and the corporate systems, structures, and procedures which reflect and promote it. The principal teaching objectives are to gain an understanding of the impact a strong culture can have on strategic decisions and to consider how such cultures might be managed.

Keywords: Organizational Culture; Management Systems; Organizational Structure; Business Growth and Maturation; Corporate Strategy; Growth Management; Health Care and Treatment; Health Industry;


Aguilar, Francis. "Johnson & Johnson (A)." Harvard Business School Case 384-053, August 1983. (Revised June 1986.)