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Title: A CASE STUDY ON THE FAILURE OF A MULTINATIONAL COMPANY IN SINGAPORE
Authors: YEO KENG JOON
Issue Date: 1985
Citation: YEO KENG JOON (1985). A CASE STUDY ON THE FAILURE OF A MULTINATIONAL COMPANY IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper documents a case study on the failure of a wholly owned subsidiary of a multinational company in Singapore. The case proper involves an initial investment in a small fledging firm, an acquisition of another near bankrupt firm in the same business, their subsequent merger and the eventual failure of the combined operations. The paper traces the background of the Australian parent company, its product range, its technology, its aspirations, and the upheavals that accompanied changes in the organisational structure. The events leading to the investments in Singapore and the problems that surfaced with the merger of the two operations amidst the turmoil in the parent company, are described. A literature review, outlining the viewpoints of experts, researchers and turnaround specialists on the reasons for business failures, is included. Mention is also made of various bankruptcy prediction models developed in a number of countries including Singapore. A model of the process of failure is developed linking the causes {internal and external factors} which result in the deterioration of performance and subsequent failure. The case analysis compares the reasons for the failure of the Singapore company with that identified in the literature. Some steps which could have been taken at various stages in the case are recommended together with a turnaround strategy.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/153227
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