Yi-Chun Lu

This case explores the downfall of a century-old family-owned and managed firm in Taiwan called Tatung. It follows its history from a construction company firm with large land holdings in Northern Taiwan to one of the most well-known makers of electronic appliances.

Published 03 Jul 2024

Reference 6900

Topic Family Business

Industry Consumer Goods Consumer Electronics

Region Asia

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The case is an example of how a family can control a large conglomerate – TECO Electric & Machinery, a Taiwanese engineering business – yet with almost no ownership stake.

Published 18 Oct 2022

Reference 6766

Topic Family Business

Region Asia

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The case covers the ongoing Wang family dispute over the inheritance of YC Wang, the billionaire founder of Formosa Plastics Group, one of Taiwan’s most prominent industrial conglomerates, who died in 2008 at the age of 91 without leaving a will.

Published 06 Oct 2021

Reference 6613

Topic Family Business

Industry Chemicals

Region Global

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The case covers the ongoing Wang family dispute over the inheritance of YC Wang, the billionaire founder of Formosa Plastics Group, one of Taiwan’s most prominent industrial conglomerates, who died in 2008 at the age of 91 without leaving a will.

Published 19 Feb 2021

Reference 6613

Topic Family Business

Industry Chemicals

Region Global

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The case highlights a bloodless succession coup that was over within weeks following the death of the founder of one of the largest conglomerates in Taiwan. In January 2016, Chairman Chang Yung-fa, 88, founder of Evergreen Group, died, leaving a handwritten testament disinheriting his three sons from his first deceased wife.

Published 26 Mar 2018

Reference 6386

Topic Family Business

Industry Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

Region Asia

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