Sometimes, friendly acquisitions feel more like friendly fire. After all, a job lost is a job lost. Such was Lek Pharmaceuticals’ concern over its recent sale to a larger interest. Based in Slovenia, the home-grown industry feared losses of employment, identity, and creative freedom. Lek employed people in 20 countries, so even the slightest change would have loud repercussions. But Lek’s strategic planning director was charged with just that: change. How was he to conduct this transition? And wasn’t there a pill for this?
Darden Business Publishing – University of Virginia