POSCO in India

Case Studies | Case Study in Business, Management, Operations, Strategy, Case Study

ICMR HOME | Case Studies Collection

To download POSCO in India case study (Case Code: BSTA130) click on the button below, and select the case from the list of available cases:

Business Strategy Case Studies
Case Studies Collection
Business Strategy Short Case Studies
View Detailed Pricing Info
How To Order This Case
Business Case Studies
Area Specific Case Studies
Industry Wise Case Studies
Company Wise Case Studies

Please note:

This case study was compiled from published sources, and is intended to be used as a basis for class discussion. It is not intended to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of a management situation. Nor is it a primary information source.

Case Details:


Case Code : BSTA130 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
For delivery through courier (within India): Rs. 300 + Rs. 25 for Shipping & Handling Charges


Case Length : 14 Pages
Period : 1960-2005
Organization : -
Pub Date : 2005
Teaching Note : Not Available
Countries : India
Industry : Steel


South Korea's Pohang Steel Co. (POSCO) is one of the largest steel makers in the world. As Korea has little native iron ore or coal, POSCO mostly purchases its iron ore and coal from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, and Russia. POSCO, is now looking at India as a major source of iron ore.

But after the company's announcement in March 2005, that it will set up a big steel plant in Orissa, with an annual capacity of more than 10 million tons, there has been stiff political opposition to the deal. After several rounds of discussions between POSCO and the Orissa Government, the MoU has been finally signed, clearing the way for the largest foreign investment ever in India. Work is expected to begin in 2007.

POSCO has now requested grant of SEZ status. Will the permission be given? Will there be fresh political opposition to the deal? Will the deal be beneficial for both the countries? Will POSCO achieve its promised targets? These are the questions, which POSCO management is pondering in the middle of 2005.


  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 1
Entry into India 2
Controversy 4
The Deal Comes Through 5
After the Deal 7
The Road Ahead 8
Exhibits 10


Pohang Steel Co., Posco deal, Posco's entry to India, Orissa, Steel plants in India, Posco MoU, SEZ Status, Political opposition and Controversy over the posco deal

POSCO in India - Next Page>>


Case Studies Links:- Case Studies, Short Case Studies, Simplified Case Studies.

Other Case Studies:- Multimedia Case Studies, Cases in Other Languages.

Business Reports Link:- Business Reports.

Books:- Textbooks, Work Books, Case Study Volumes.