Case Study

Ballarpur Industries Limited (A)

7 pages
December 2002
Reference: IMD-3-1133

Ballarpur Industries Ltd. (BILT) was the flagship company of the Thapar Group–one of India’s six major industrial houses. A leading manufacturer of paper and chemicals, the company faced bankruptcy in 1997. Gautam Thapar, a grandson of the founder, was called in to save the company. The case is the first in a two-part case series which includes a video. The (A) case examines the situation, both internal and external, that confronted Gautam when he took over as CFO. The (A) case ends with him contemplating how to rescue the company in a timeline of 18 months.

Change Management, Crisis Management, Paper
February 2000
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© 2002
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