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Title Successfully Embedding Innovation–Boston Scientific Corporation Case Study
Author(s) APQC
Source APQC
Topic Organizational Culture

Strategic Management


Abstract Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC) produces medical supplies used in minimally- invasive surgical procedures. Founded in 1979, the organization has grown aggressively as a result of internal R&D efforts and more than 30 acquisitions. BSC is headquartered in the Boston area (Natick, Mass.), and it currently operates 22 global locations with more than 28,000 employees, more than 7,000 of which are situated in the greater Minneapolis, MN, area (the location involved in this site visit). The organization distributes its more than 15,000 products, which are used to diagnose and treat conditions in a wide variety of medical fields, to physicians and medical centers throughout the world.
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