The Murugappa Group Centuries-Old Business Heritage and Tradition

Kellogg School of Management Cases

ISSN: 2474-6568

Publication date: 20 January 2017


A successful five-generation family business group in India separates its ownership role from its operational management role to meet the needs of a more global economy. This includes hiring professional nonfamily business unit managers as well as including nonfamily directors on the corporate board.



Ward, J. and Zsolnay, C. (2017), "The Murugappa Group Centuries-Old Business Heritage and Tradition", Kellogg School of Management Cases.

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