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STRATEGIC ANALYSIS FOR BEST COFFEE CHINA

Linda Qin

Bachelor of Economics,

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, 1996

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ABSTRACT

Best Coffee Canada, a well-known coffee company founded in 1992, has been actively

involved with international expansion.

Best Coffee China (CCC), the master franchisee for Best Coffee in China, started

building corporate stores in four major cities in early 2003. Since then, CCC is now experiencing

aggressive expansion, which unavoidably requires strong resource management and effective

corporate system development.

However, CCC is lacking a centralized decision-making team. Furthermore, CCC finds it

difficult to maintain a pool of well-trained managers. This also explains why CCC had to spend a

higher cost on everything at the early stage.

This graduation paper aims to examine the key successful factors for Best Coffee to

thrive in China, and to provide the reasons that hinder Best Coffee's fast growth in China. By

using Porter's five forces to analyse external

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