Niraj (A): Successor's Dilemma in an Indian Family Firm

Published 04 Jan 2003
Reference 5073
Region Other Regions
Summary

The case describes the dilemma faced by a young MBA participant, Niraj, regarding the decision to join his family’s business in India. Niraj already spent a few years abroad, and feels some pressure to join the business, while uncertain of his wishes. The case also describes foundation and evolution of business and family relationships.

Teaching objectives

The objective of the case is to foster discussion on the topic of joining the family firm. It is of particular relevance for classes with potential successors, e.g. MBA classes on family firms. The case also demonstrates the need for increased family communication.

Keywords
  • AR2003
  • AR0203
  • RD0303
  • FAMILY BUSINESS
  • FAMILY ENTERPRISE
  • FAMILY FIRMS
  • SUCCESSION
  • COMMUNICATION
  • CAREER CHOICES
  • SUCCESSOR DILEMMA
  • FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS