Takeda Chemical Industries Ltd.: Lessons from a Japanese Pharma Major

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Business Environment
Case Length : 20 Pages
Period : 2003
Organization : Takeda Chemical Ltd.
Pub Date : 2003
Teaching Note : Not Available
Countries : Japan
Industry : Automobile


The case details the strategies adopted by Takeda Chemical Industries Ltd, Japan's leading pharmaceutical company, to grow into a global pharmaceutical major. The case conducts an in-depth study of Takeda's growth in the backdrop of the evolution of the Japanese pharmaceutical industry. Various strategies adopted by the company to grow in the domestic as well as international markets have been examined in detail. The case also explains in detail the reasons for the company deciding to concentrate on international expansion and establish itself as an R&D driven pharmaceutical company early 1990s onwards. Besides, the case also tries to analyze the future growth strategies adopted by Takeda in the light of the increasing competition from domestic and international players.


Understand the dynamics of the Japanese pharmaceutical industry and study its evolution over the years


  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 2
Business Growth and Overseas Expansion 3
1990-2000: A Decade of Growth 4
The Globalization Drive 5
The Scenario Back Home 6
Towards a Healthy & Wealthy Future? 7
Exhibits 9


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