Author: ashwin

Life Sciences Outsourcing

By a broad definition of the life sciences – including medical devices, pharmaceuticals and certain parts of agriculture and chemicals – employment in the United States is 885,000, according to a study by the Battelle Memorial Institute. Some 225,000 jobs, mainly in computers and back-office work, moved offshore in 2004 alone, according to Forrester Research. […]

HBS Working Knowledge: Globalization: Funding R&D for Neglected Diseases

“Drug developers have little incentive to undertake costly research needed to develop vaccines for diseases that ravage the world’s poor. After all, vaccines often wind up for sale for pennies in poor countries following government intervention. Developers can’t even recoup their costs. The solution? Turn to market mechanisms, argue two Harvard University faculty in a […]

CK Prahalad on Health Care

All the U.S. business schools starting to do research in India want to study Indian health care. Why do they (including your center) want to study Indian health care when everybody knows how inadequate and inefficient this health care system is? Health care, like everything else in India, is a paradox. Overall, health care in […]

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