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Case Summary

The Harilela Empire: An Indian Family Business in Hong Kong

Case Number: 5-405-757, Year Published: 2006

HBS Number: KEL249

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Authors: John Ward; Suren Mansinghka; Bhaskar Sambamurthy; Elyssa Tran

Key Concepts

Succession, Strategy and Growth in Family Businesses, Conflict Resolution, Family Business


A second-generation, multi-billion dollar Asian family business, run for decades by six brothers, faces issues of ownership, family employment, management, leadership, governance, and succession as it transitions to the third-generation of siblings and cousins.

Number of Pages: 12

Extended Case Information

Teaching Areas: Entrepreneurship, Family Business, Strategy

Teaching Note Available: Yes

Geographic: Hong Kong

Industry: Hospitality

Organization Name: Harilela Family

Organization Size: Medium

Year of Case: 2002