Professionalization of Sudarshan Chemical Industries

Ramachandran, K and Matthew, A and Bhatnagar, N (2015) Professionalization of Sudarshan Chemical Industries. [Teaching Resource]

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In 2011, Sudarshan Chemical Industries Limited, a global pigment company with sales in over 40 countries, was poised to become one of the top four pigment producers in the world. The vice-chairman was about to meet with an external consultant whom he had hired when he assumed leadership of the family business in 2003 following the demise of both the founders - his father and eldest uncle. The agenda of the meeting was to discuss the various initiatives that had been undertaken at Sudarshan since 2003 to systematically professionalize the group. The vice-chairman could not help wondering whether the company was heading in the right direction. Should a family member always be the head of the business? What if the family member being prepared for the leadership role did not gain the acceptance of the family and non-family professionals to lead the business? Authors are affiliated with Indian School of Business, Gachibowli.

Affiliation: Indian School of Business
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Ramachandran, K
Item Type: Teaching Resource
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leadership, Professionalization, Chemical industries
Subjects: Entrepreneurship
Depositing User: Ilayaraja M
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2019 19:13
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2019 19:18
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