Eastman Kodak Company: Reviving Through Diversification
In July 2020, Eastman Kodak Company (Kodak) received a US$765 million loan from the US federal government for drug component manufacturing. Kodak's chief executive officer (CEO) was confident about the company's ability to excel in the pharmaceutical industry. However, critics cited several concerns, such as workforce availability and Kodak's lack of experience in the pharma business. The CEO believed that Kodak's expertise in advanced chemicals and manufacturing could drive the firm's success in the pharma business. Would Kodak be able to establish its mark in the US pharma industry? What challenges was Kodak likely to face? Arpita Agnihotri is affiliated with Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg. Saurabh Bhattacharya is affiliated with Newcastle University.