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The Slide of an Aging Leader
26 October, 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The recent acquisition of TTSL by Airtel indicates the deep-seated problems of mismanagement and debt-ridden books of the Tata group, which was once a frontrunner among business conglomerates but is now, only a shadow of its former glorious self.
Another Setback for the Tatas
13 April, 2016, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Tata Steel’s decision of closing its steel operations in the UK reflects the pitfalls of Indian companies seeking success abroad rather than fixing problems at home. Tata Steel's decision of closing its steel operations in the UK reflects the pitfalls of Indian companies seeking success abroad rather than fixing problems at home.
Tata Tried to Turn the Tables on Britain. It Failed
31 March, 2016, Jayati Ghosh
A sense of reversal of colonial roles might have played a role in Tata Steel's acquisition of the British steel giant, but the Indian conglomerate seems to have overreached itself.
Tata Rides the Recession
17 June, 2009, C.P. Chandrasekhar
With the expensive acquisitions of Anglo-Dutch steel major Corus and luxury automobile brands Jaguar and Land Rover in quick succession on the eve of the global financial crisis, the TATA group faced difficulties as the debt level of both the parent and the UK subsidiaries in the group was on a rise. However, it is noteworthy how the TATA group escaped a group-wide crisis by leveraging its brand, the Indian government and the Indian public.
What's 'Made in India'?
14 June, 2007, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Analysis of the changes in the overall composition of India's exports during the years of export recovery does not point to a major contribution by manufacturing to those changes. Therefore, no significant improvement in India's competitive position in manufactured exports is visible. In fact, the global strategies adopted by leading Indian manufacturing firms suggest that the possibility that India would enter higher-end segments with a higher proportion of final value added being generated within its own geographical boundaries, is weakening.
Tata's Gamble: Triumph or Nemesis?
14 February, 2007, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Billed by one financial paper as the first step in a Global Indian Takeover, the acquisition of Anglo-Dutch steel major Corus by the Tata group is as much about upper-crust India's new nationalism as it is about corporate strategy. Tata's victory in the final head-to-head auction against Brazil's Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) is undoubtedly a major event in the country's corporate history.

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