Case | HBS Case Collection | September 1983 (Revised July 1991)

Orthoteks USA (A)

by Joseph L. Badaracco Jr. and Richard G. Hamermesh


A series on implementing strategy as the head of the U.S. subsidiary of a successful Swiss medical products firm. Traces the actions of the CEO over a four year period and highlights his negotiations with the Swiss parent and the way functional components of the strategy were developed and integrated. Describes Hans Wyss' first eight months as CEO of Orthoteks USA.

Keywords: Business Subsidiaries; Trade; Health Care and Treatment; Leadership Style; Agreements and Arrangements; Strategy; Health Industry; Switzerland; United States;


Badaracco, Joseph L., Jr., and Richard G. Hamermesh. "Orthoteks USA (A)." Harvard Business School Case 384-057, September 1983. (Revised July 1991.)