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Case Summary

Culture and Compensation: Considering Performance and Variable Pay at SRF Limited

Case Number: 5-109-004, Year Published: 2009

HBS Number: KEL445

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Authors: John Ward; Sachin Waikar; Carol Adler Zsolnay

Key Concepts

Family Business, Values, Compensation, Company Culture


When a consultant recommends an overhaul of the HR compensation practices that the family business is known for and prizes, what should be the next steps?

Learning Objectives

Evaluating business advice when it is contrary to one’s strengths, values, and beliefs.

Number of Pages: 10

Extended Case Information

Teaching Areas: Family Business, Management

Teaching Note Available: Yes

Geographic: India

Industry: Industrial Manufacturing

Organization Name: SRF Limited

Organization Size: Large

Decision Maker Position: CEO

Decision Maker Gender: Male

Year of Case: 2006