Sunil Kapoor at SK Industries: Managing Family Businesses


The case deals with Sunil Kapoor, a successful first-generation entrepreneur in India, who faces a dilemma when his three children make demands that have probable long-term implications on the family and business. One of them wants to join the family business, another wants a higher financial benefit from the company, and the third child wants to reinvest and grow the company. Students are tasked with considering how Sunil should address these requests.

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