Tata Sons and the Battle for Control: A Case Study of Family, Trusts, and Shareholders


  • PGDM Student, Lloyd Business School, Greater Noida
  • Professor, Lloyd Business School, Greater Noida




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With activities in more than 80 countries and a presence in seven major industries, the Tata Group is one of India's biggest and most prestigious commercial empires. Unlisted and with a complicated ownership structure, Tata Sons is the holding company of the Tata Group. In this case study, we'll look at the circumstances that led to Cyrus Mistry being fired as chairman of Tata Sons and the establishment of a committee to pick his replacement. This case sheds light on ownership structure and power dynamics in major firms play a major role in the complex and dynamic character of industrial relations. Moreover, the situation involving Cyrus Mistry and Tata Sons demonstrates how negotiating may be useful in labor relations. Mistry and Tata Sons reached a resolution through negotiation. Understanding the complexities of labour relations in big businesses is crucial, as demonstrated by this case. The instance illustrates how negotiation, ownership, and power may all have an impact on how workplace interactions are shaped. Companies that want to maintain successful and stable labour relations must be aware of these variables and ready to manage them. Mistry appealed the decision in court after being let go. A settlement was eventually reached after a three-year judicial struggle between Mistry and Tata Sons.


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Bansal, S., & Khalique, F. (2023). Tata Sons and the Battle for Control: A Case Study of Family, Trusts, and Shareholders. Lloyd Business Review, 2(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.56595/lbr.v2i1.14



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