Havells India - The Sylvania Acquisition Decision (A)

Dhanaraj, C and Ramachandran, K and Dasari, S (2009) Havells India - The Sylvania Acquisition Decision (A). [Teaching Resource]

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Abstract

This case presents the management challenge of a high-growth manufacturing company based in India that is contemplating a major international acquisition. It is a decision that will invoke both geographic and product diversification. Students have to grapple with the trade-offs of an exciting growth opportunity that can stretch the company to new heights against significant risks and challenges that such an acquisition would entail. The case also provides an excellent context for studying the evolution of international strategy in a firm, as it presents Havells from an entrepreneurial startup trading company to a successful manufacturing firm and going on to become a global company. The case will fit well in a strategic manufacturing class, either on the topic of diversification strategy or international strategy. The decision is reasonably complex and allows the instructor to take the class through an in-depth analysis. Given the short length of the case, it can be used effectively in executive education class. The case can serve very well as a final examination case in a strategic management course.

Affiliation: Indian School of Business
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Ramachandran, Khttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-5044-3673
Item Type: Teaching Resource
Uncontrolled Keywords: Growth strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Risk management
Subjects: Business and Management
Business Strategy
Depositing User: Ilayaraja M
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2019 16:17
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2019 16:17
URI: http://eprints.exchange.isb.edu/id/eprint/1196
Publisher URL: https://hbr.org/product/havells-india-the-sylvania...
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