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Case Title:

Daewoo Corporation: Corporate Restructuring Success

Publication Year : 2004

Authors: G Mahesh, Sumit Kumar Chaudhuri

Industry: Automobiles

Region:South Korea

Case Code: RTS0011

Teaching Note: Not Available

Structured Assignment: Not Available

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Daewoo, which in Korean stands for 'great universe', was Korea's second largest conglomerate and one of the world's leading automobile companies. Belying the Korean belief, 'the chaebols are too big to fail', Daewoo was declared bankrupt by the government of Korea in 2000.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To discuss the restructuring efforts of the affiliate companies of the Daewoo empire against the backdrop of Daewoo's rise and fall.

Keywords : Daewoo; Restructuring; Kim Woo Choong; Chaebol; Workout; General Motors; Restructuring / Turnaround Strategies Case Study; Debt restructuring; South Korea; Asian financial crisis; Big deals; Turnaround; Electronics; Korean economy; Hyundai

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