Restructuring Tata Group*

            


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Case Code : CLBS051
Publication date : 2008
Subject : Business Strategy
Industry : Diversified
Length : 02 Pages
Price : Rs. 50

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Key words:

business portfolio, Cost cutting, productivity, product development, innovation, Ratan Tata, Tata Business Excellence Model, TATA Group


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Abstract:
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The Tata Group, though one of the largest in the country, was considered to be slow and bureaucratic until Ratan Tata took over as its chairman in 1991. He introduced several changes, restructured the Group, and laid the foundation for the Tata Business Excellence Model (TBEM).

Issues:

  Restructuring.
  Vision.
  Leadership.

Introduction

The TATA Group, one of the oldest business groups of India, was started by Jamsetji Tata in 1868 as a trading house. Although the group was one of the largest in the country, it was considered to be slow and bureaucratic till Ratan Tata (Tata) took over as its chairman in 1991. At the time Tata took over, the Tata Group was involved in many businesses and had a presence in nearly every industry...


Questions for Discussion:

1. Analyze the restructuring efforts at Tata Group. What is the role that Ratan Tata has played in restructuring the Tata Group?

2. What has been the role of TBEM, GEO, and GCC in the restructuring efforts at the Tata Group?

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