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Pfizerpedia: Wikis in Pfizer discovery research

If I were still reading chemical engineering literature on a regular basis, I would have come across this earlier.  But someone at the workshop I'm attending mentioned Seeing The Forest At Pfizer from Chemical & Engineering News (C&E News) from Sept 3, 2007.

A radical knowledge-sharing initiative takes hold at the world's largest drugmaker

The big question that arose at the workshop is what makes a wiki work in one organization and not in another organization.  The person who pointed to this example works at another Cambridge-based biotech company and hasn't had nearly the same success with a very similar wiki implementation.

One difference I suspect is around the size of the population is critical.  If the 1% rule holds, you need a sizable population to get enough active contributors to get value in the implementation.

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