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      Design principles for innovative workspaces to increase efficiency in pharmaceutical R&D: lessons learned from the Novartis campus.

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          When managing R&D departments for increased efficiency and effectiveness the focus has often been on organizational structure. Space is, however, of outstanding importance in an environment of large task uncertainty, which is the case in pharmaceutical R&D. Based on case studies about the Novartis campus in Basel, Switzerland, we propose some design principles for laboratory and office workspace to support the strong and weak ties of scientist networks. We address the diversity of technologies and specialization, as well as the pressure on time-to-market, as major challenges in pharmaceutical R&D.

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          Journal
          Drug Discov. Today
          Drug discovery today
          1878-5832
          1359-6446
          Apr 2013
          : 18
          : 7-8
          Affiliations
          [1 ] ETH Zurich, Technology and Innovation Management, SEC C 8, Scheuchzerstrasse 7, CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland.
          Article
          S1359-6446(13)00003-2
          10.1016/j.drudis.2012.12.012
          23318251
          Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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