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Author Mehrotra, Sonia, author

Title PN Rao Fine Suits : nine decades of family business / Sonia Mehrotra (Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Developement and Research), Anil Rao Paila (Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Developement and Research)
Published Bingley, U.K. : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (6 pages) : 11 illustrations
Series Emerald emerging markets case studies, 2045-0621 ; volume 5, issue 5
Summary PN Rao Fine Suits, famously known as the "best tailors"for men's suits and groom wear, started with their first shop in 1923 as a small business of a tailoring shop catering to the needs of the British ladies in Bangalore, India, and by 2013, had four showrooms spread across Bangalore and Chennai, with an annual turnover of INR360 million. Over the years, the patrons of PN Rao have grown not only in Bangalore but across the globe, from countries such as the USA, the UK, Germany, Japan, Denmark, Sweden and The Netherlands. The PN group had three business arms: the PN Rao showrooms, Rupasi and PN Rao Creations. This family business has survived nine decades in business, with the third generation of family now actively involved in the operations and expansion of the business. Chandramohan Pishe and Machender Pishe, the second-generation brothers in the business, believe in a conservative growth path for their brand, compared to the third-generation cousins, Naveen Pishe and Ketan Pishe. Naveen and Ketan are aware of the market opportunities and the competition and often look for the differentiator that their brand can offer. They are very enthusiastic about their future expansion plans and would like to open 100 showrooms by 2023, their centennial year. The market indicators are favourable and, if leveraged strategically, do offer opportunities to fulfil their expansion plans. Naveen and Ketan firmly believe in the need of instituting a family constitution as they move forward with their expansion plans. The second generation is not very confident of this idea, however, as they believe the family values to be strong enough to continue in the same fashion
Notes Understand the challenges of a small business and the importance of re-inventing by leveraging a mix of market opportunities to grow and sustain; to evaluate the need and importance of family constitution at the PN Rao Group to sustain, scale and govern in a manner so as to avoid any kind of future family business conflicts
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Bibliography Includes index and bibliographical references
Audience MBA, executive MBA
Subject Family-owned business enterprise -- India -- Bangalore
Business planning -- India -- Bangalore
Business & Economics -- Strategic Planning.
Ownership & organization of enterprises.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Paila, Anil Rao, author