establishing a strategic partnership 1

Read Case 9-1 Starbucks Takes Coffee Culture Around the World on page 300.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you answer the following discussion questions in detail:

  • What is the explanation for the two different market expansion strategies?
  • Should Starbucks enter the Italian coffeehouse market? Why or why not?
  • In the long run, which company is more likely to win the global “coffee war”: Starbucks or McDonalds? Do you see another potential competitor? Who and why?

Utilize outside source material to support your ideas, and include analytical data specific to this study.

Cite at least three outside references in addition to your textbook.