Abstract or Introduction
The internationalization strategy of Starbucks involves using three approaches which are wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures, and licensing. The licensing procedure is used when Starbucks wants quick expansion in a particular country. Starbucks uses a joint venture strategy in order to initiate its business practices to the local market. Wholly owned subsidiaries technique is used when Starbucks has the market knowledge of the market it’s operating in, for example, the U.S and Canada market.
Starbucks has adopted a multi-domestic company approach in its internationalization strategy. Multi-domestic companies are characterized as having essential ties with local communities. This MNC type is an independent sub-unit from the headquarters and other subsidiaries. Starbucks marketing and sales strategies are unique in each market it operates in. Besides, it embraces products as to local preferences and tastes by providing products in various markets.
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- Christine Nyandat (Author), 2019, Starbucks International Strategy, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/502243