Case Study

PT StandardPen Industries: Unspoken values

9 pages
December 2013
Reference: IMD-3-2422

The case is a study of generational transition in an ethnic Chinese-owned family business in Indonesia. It analyzes the political-economic, historical and cultural context that has shaped the fortunes of this type of enterprise across Southeast Asia. In addition, it highlights specific sets of values that have served to perpetuate leadership and ownership in these firms.

Learning Objective

In regions such as Southeast Asia, family-controlled companies have not only played an important business role but have also acted as agents of broader social, economic and nation-building change. This case belongs to a series of company cases that exemplify best practices in family, ownership, succession and business governance. It illustrates the unique perspectives that leading family-owned and family-controlled businesses in emerging markets in Asia bring to global learning on family business. It invites to learn about local family firms and understand their view on shaping positive and sustainable visions for the future, anchored in an increasingly global environment.

Family Values, Cross-cultural Management, Succession, Generational Transition, Ownership
South-Eastern Asia, Indonesia
Field Research
© 2013
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