Biocon India

Published 01 Jan 2003
Reference 5113
Region Asia
Summary

After IT, it is biotechnology that aims to power India’s tech growth engine. Entrenched in a network of biotech companies in India’s Bangalore-Hyderabad region, Biocon stands as a leader using innovation as an energizer. Much of the credit goes to entrepreneurial leadership of Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw that transformed a fermentation company based out of a rented garage into India’s fastest growing and most powerful biotech firm.

Teaching objectives

The case illustrates the development and importance of network effects in innovation driven industries using the example of biotech in India. The case also examines the importance of leadership in innovation and the need, in such a situation, to form alliances with partners for sharing knowledge and learning new technologies.

Keywords
  • AR0203
  • AR2003
  • RD0503
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • INNOVATION
  • NETWORK EFFECTS
  • PHARMACEUTICALS
  • LEADERSHIP
  • INDIA
  • ASIA
  • BIOINFORMATICS
  • CLINICAL STUDIES