Case | HBS Case Collection | June 2006

Vignette: Bombay Tyre Manufacturing Ltd.

by G. Felda Hardymon and Ann Leamon


Presents a U.S.-based investor who had taken a minority position in a publicly owned manufacturer in India. The company's controller is not performing and the stock price is suffering because of delayed and disappointing results. Removing the controller, however, is proving difficult because he is related to the company's founder. What approaches can the investor take to deal with the situation?

Keywords: Investment; Equity; Foreign Direct Investment; Financial Management; Investment Activism; Business Strategy; Growth and Development Strategy;


Hardymon, G. Felda, and Ann Leamon. "Vignette: Bombay Tyre Manufacturing Ltd." Harvard Business School Case 806-207, June 2006.