Events

The Case Study Challenge was organised by FAB- Families And Business and NDIM – New Delhi Institute of Management. It was the first of its kind in India and saw an enthusiastic participation from students. The students were asked to identify a Family Business of annual turnover up to Rs. 10 crore. The students then were asked to spend time with the Family Business Owner and do an in-depth study of a family related matter that affected the Family Business either positively or negatively. Students then wrote a case study and submitted it online. The Challenge received over 500 submissions from students. There were two rounds of shortlistings based on the written material. In December 2016, a panel of internal and external jury members heard the Case Studies presented by 35 Semi Finalists. Based on the presentations which included questions and answers the jury chose 12 Finalists. In February 2017 the Finalists presented their case study in front of an External eminent jury. There were intense questions and answers and debates and discussions during the day between the student, the jury members and the select audience. After deliberations the 2 runner ups and the Final Winner was chosen and declared by the jury members. Cash Awards of INR 40,000 were given to the winning teams. Trophies and Order of Merit were also handed to the young winners. The chairman of NDIM, Mr. Bansal was an active participant in the proceedings of the day. He gave away the awards and trophies. Ms. Sonu Bhasin, Founder and Managing Partner of FAB explained the relevance of Family Businesses to the audience. The students said that they found the entire exercise of researching the links between family dynamics and the family business interesting. They also said that they learned a lot during their interactions – a lot of which they would have never learnt in the class room. A Handbook of Family Business Case Studies will be launched in June 2017.