Eli Lilly Case Study

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Background Introduction to the Organization

Eli Lilly and Company is a pharmaceutical company that has been in business for more than 140 years. Eli Lilly and Company was originally founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly (“Who We Are,” n.d.). The company’s headquarters is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and employs nearly 11,334 people in Indianapolis and also has a presence worldwide (“Key Facts,” n.d.). Eli Lilly expands globally in many different fields including clinical research in 55 countries, research and development facilities in 6 countries, manufacturing plants in 13 countries, products marketed in 120 countries, and 41,000 employees worldwide (“Key Facts,” n.d.).
Eli Lilly and Company has three core values, founded with Colonel Eli Lilly, that it bases its company culture on worldwide. These core values include integrity, excellence, and respect for people (“Who We Are,” n.d.). Eli Lilly and Company focuses on integrity regarding legal standards and strives to maintain honesty with its stakeholders. The company focuses on innovation in a competitive market. Finally, the company puts effort into how it treats its stakeholders. Eli Lilly believes the level of respect put into relationships will benefit the company in the long run, setting it apart from its competitors (“Who We Are,” n.d.).
Eli Lilly and Company has also founded a not-for-profit organization focused on improving and strengthening the
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