Numerous underperforming units, debt overhang, the put agreement related to NTT DoCoMo and, last but not the least, Mistry’s potential management approach in shepherding the Tata Group all contributed to leadership changes at the Tata Group.

Professor of Management Ravi Dharwadkar, at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management, adds that a convergence of old grievances, generational differences and whether firms are there to benefit the community or merely the shareholders, contributed to Cyrus Mistry being shown the door.

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