• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

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    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 2 comments on When Competitors Collaborate, Who Wins? We All Do

  1. It is clear that unprecedented times along with public health issues cause governments and businesses to collaborate more. While Merck is certainly receiving monetary compensation for their contributions to manufacturing, they are also giving up their ability to put efforts into creating their own vaccine. They may be contributing to the greater good instead of trying to maximize profits. It will be interesting to see if companies choose to collaborate more in the future, but my guess is that this is unlikely in the absence of a global crisis.

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