“Build, Borrow or Buy” - Evening Conference & Networking Cocktail in Geneva.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
6:00pm— 9:30pm
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Fédération des Entreprises Romandes

Featuring former Wharton Professor and Director of the Wharton - Insead Alliance (2007-2010), Laurence Capron.


You are invited to an evening conference and networking cocktail featuring INSEAD professor of Strategy, Laurence Capron, co-author of Build, Borrow, or Buy: Solving the Growth Dilemma (Harvard Business Review Press), an award-winning book that examines how companies can select and balance different modes of growth: organic growth (build), licensing and alliances (borrow) and M&A (buy) to outperform.

The event will focus on healthcare companies. Laurence Capron’s research suggests that the pharmaceutical industry is pretty well-balanced in terms of its ability to mix and match different modes of growth, and this bodes well for its future. Companies that can mix the modes of growth, combining internal development, innovation acquisitions, alliance-building, and licensing have a significantly greater five-year survival rate than those that use only one of these approaches.

Come and learn more about Professor Capron’s research and hear from a panel of healthcare industry professionals reveal the challenges and lessons learned in executing these different modes of growth. A nice feature of this particular INSEAD Alumni Association event is that we are offering all attendees a complimentary copy of Capron’s book, which received the 2013 Best International Book Awards, granted by USA Book News in 2013. The event is organized by Ludovic Choppin (MBA’12D).


Thursday May 15, 2014

Fédération des Entreprises Romandes
98 rue de St Jean
1201 Geneva

18.00 to 18.30: Registration
18:30 to 19:00 Laurence Capron presentation on Build Borrow Buy
19:00 to 19.45: Panel Discussion Moderated by : Laurence Capron
§ Michèle Ollier, LifeSciences, Partner, Index Ventures
§ Jean-Pierre Rosat, CEO, Aleva NeuroTherapeutics
§ Other speakers to be confirmed
19.45 - 20.00 : Q&A
20.00 - 21.30 : Networking Cocktail

SFr 50 for INSEAD NAA members / SFr 70 for other INSEAD Alumni and guests

Register online at http://www.amiando.com/BBB2014

Speaker bios http://www.amiando.com/BBB2014.html?page=1105010

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