Aol Strategic Decision Making and Corporate Social Responsibility

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Assume you have recently joined Genzyme, a leader in biotechnology with revenues of nearly $4 billion in 2007, as a member of Jim Geraghty’s strategic planning staff. Geraghty is a Senior Vice President at Genzyme.

You have been evaluating several projects as a member of the Humanitarian Assistance for Neglected Diseases (HAND) program and must provide Henri Termeer, Genzyme CEO, with some clear recommendations about which project(s) to undertake.

Using the information provided in the Harvard Business School case “Genzyme’s CSR Dilemma: How to Play its HAND” and Exhibit 1: Comparative Analysis of Alternatives, (attached) your task is to provide a written report that: 1.Identifies and explains the dilemma Genzyme is facing.

2.Evaluates the various project proposals being considered. 3.Recommends specific alternatives to Termeer and the Board, justifying your recommendations. 4.Satisfies an extremely demanding Board of Directors, which expects to see that you use appropriate analytical and decision-making tools learned in the course of your MBA program when conducting your analysis and reaching your conclusions.

Your report should adhere to the following guidelines:
The length of the paper must not exceed 4 pages (5 pages if you choose to include two or more charts or graphics) Formatting must be space-and-a-half, 12-point Times New Roman font, with 1” margins. Properly cite the Genzyme case whenever appropriate. Make sure that any quotations are clearly denoted. Do not use supplemental information about the company or the external environment that has not been included in the case and attached materials.

The same written responses will be used by different readers/evaluators for assessing the Strategic Decision Making goal in the EMBA program. Goal 1: Strategic Decision Making --Graduates make ethical strategic business decisions that utilize appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative analyses, information, and data to...
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