Tata - India's Global Giant
|20150206||Dr. Zareer Masani tells the story of how the Tata Group, India's largest business concern, became Britain's biggest industrial employer and asks if it can maintain its reputation for ethical capitalism.|
Originating in the 19th century with a Parsi trading family from Bombay, Tata is now a major force in steelmaking, hotels, aviation and ICT. It has recently acquired well-known British brands like Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley tea. Throughout its history, Tata has taken pride in its social conscience, with generous support for philanthropic causes - although it has also provoked criticism on occasion for its industrial and environmental record. Now, the Tata family no longer controls the companies which bear its name - and which are competing in new and tougher markets. Can Tata hold onto its historic values in a world of ruthless multinationals?
Producers: Arlen Harris and Peregrine Andrews.