Transforming the Pharmaceutical Industry: Human Resources as Global Catalyst

John, Steve
June 2007
Organization Development Journal;Summer2007, Vol. 25 Issue 2, pP139
Academic Journal
This paper discusses the post-merger transformation of the regional/country based Human Resources organizations of a multinational pharmaceutical company that will be referred to in this paper as APC (A Pharmaceutical) Company. APC initiated its integration planning in late 1999 with a global team-based organization that was the model for commercial, industrial, research & development and support functions. Integration planning was conducted using these global high performing teams to deliver the new operating model. The APC operating model was to be a unique blend of a product leadership strategy and a people strategy that would revolutionize the Big Pharmaceutical industry sector.


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