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BW group: balancing interests in a rapidly growing business

Author: Carlock, Randel S. ; Gleave, TomINSEAD Area: Entrepreneurship and Family EnterprisePublisher: Fontainebleau : INSEAD, 2009.Language: EnglishDescription: 15 p.Type of document: INSEAD CaseNote: Latest version available via https://publishing.insead.eduAbstract: In 1955 Pao Yue-Kong created World Wide Shipping Company Limited at a time when shipping was not recognized as a lucrative industry. Under his leadership and later his son-in-law and grandson's, BW Group (renamed after an acquistion) became the largest private shipping fleet in the world. Based on interviews with Dr. Sohmen and his son Andreas Sohmen-Pao, chairman and managing director respectively, in this case we learn how family owners and leaders address the strategic and financial challenges as their company becomes a dominate player in a highly cyclical industry.Pedagogical Objectives: This case explores the need to establish financial and governance structures that balance family and non-family ownership demands. It also addresses how buisness families deal with takeholders, board members, and management. It considers the influence of family values on balancing the often shorter-term investment horizons held by public investors with the long-term decision horizons maintained by the family.
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This case explores the need to establish financial and governance structures that balance family and non-family ownership demands. It also addresses how buisness families deal with takeholders, board members, and management. It considers the influence of family values on balancing the often shorter-term investment horizons held by public investors with the long-term decision horizons maintained by the family.

In 1955 Pao Yue-Kong created World Wide Shipping Company Limited at a time when shipping was not recognized as a lucrative industry. Under his leadership and later his son-in-law and grandson's, BW Group (renamed after an acquistion) became the largest private shipping fleet in the world. Based on interviews with Dr. Sohmen and his son Andreas Sohmen-Pao, chairman and managing director respectively, in this case we learn how family owners and leaders address the strategic and financial challenges as their company becomes a dominate player in a highly cyclical industry.

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