ICFAI Business School case “Conflicting Business Approaches of Two Generations: The Otsuka Family Showdown”, written by Professor Debapratim Purkayastha and Ms. Ranjana Tiwari won the ‘Family Business’ category in the highly prestigious European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Case Writing Competition 2016.
The competition is organized every year by the EFMD, a global membership organization and accreditation body for quality & impact assessment in management, based in Brussels, Belgium, with offices in Asia and America. The winners of other categories included cases from reputed business schools like IMD, ESADE Business School, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Technical University of Munich, Singapore Management University, IIM Bangalore, etc.
About the Case:
The case is about the Japan-based Otsuka Kagu Ltd, which witnessed a full-blown fight between the founder Katsuhisa Otsuka and his daughter Kumiko in 2015 for the control of the company. The main bone of contention was the conflicting approaches of the two generations regarding how they wanted to run the company.
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About IBS Case Research Center: ICFAI Business School Hyderabad has a dedicated Case Research Center for developing case studies in management. These case studies are used by institutions around the world in their programs. The case method of teaching has been gaining popularity among top institutes in India and abroad as an important method.
About ICFAI Business School: The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE) is declared as a deemed-to-be university under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. IBS (Faculty of Management) is a constituent of IFHE. Within a short span of time since it was established in 1995, IBS Hyderabad has grown impressively and achieved widespread recognition from the industry, academic circles and professional bodies in the last 20 years. It is a premier business
The school has been consistently ranked by independent rating agencies as one of the top 10 B – Schools of India. It is one of the first business schools in South Asia to receive the prestigious SAQS accreditation. NAAC, an autonomous institute of University Grants Commission has also accredited The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (Deemed to be University) with ‘A’ Grade with an impressive score (institutional CGPA)
of 3.43 out of 4.