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Corporate Governance Failure at Satyam  
Product Ref: 10/475C Company: Satyam Computer Services Ltd.

Product Type: Case Industry: Software & Services

Related Product(s): Teaching Note
Authors: Vanita Yadav   C.V. Baxi
This case is about a US$1.4 billion corporate governance fraud at India's fourth-largest information technology company: Satyam Computer Services. The company offered IT outsourcing services to around 690 clients, including 185 Fortune 500 companies such as GE, Nissan Motors and General Motors. By 2008, Satyam was a global company operating in 37 countries.

The case traces the rise and fall of both Satyam and its founder, Raju, who was an important celebrity in corporate India. The case offers an opportunity to understand the various aspects of corporate governance and can be used to study the reasons behind corporate governance failures at a firm and the risks that it might face post-scandal. It will help students understand the role of a promoter, independent directors, auditors and the government in corporate governance failures. The case can also be used as a vehicle for teaching the theories of corporate governance.
Functional Area : Accounting & Control
Economics & Business Policy
Social Enterprises & Ethics
Strategy & General Management

Learning Objective: 1. Understand the fundamental concepts of corporate governance.2. Discuss the reasons behind the corporate governance failure at Satyam. 3.Analyse the implications of corporate governance failures.4.Examine the role of independent and non-executive directors. 5.Analyse the future prospects for corporate governance.
Length: 23 pages Country: India

Pub. Year: 2010 Level of Difficulty: 2
This product type is available in the following language(s):      English
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