Starbucks

Abe, Baker, and Charlie are members of Super Cup Ltd (“Super Cup”), a successful mid-sized Australian coffee retailer. Abe is a Super Cup director who also sits on the Gloria Jean’s Coffee board of directors. Super Cup has been so successful in the past seven years that it has come to the attention of global coffee giant Starbucks. Starbucks was so impressed with Super Cup’s performance that it recently acquired 85% of Super Cup’s shares in a takeover action.

Starbucks would now like to acquire the remaining 15% of Super Cup shares. Unfortunately for Starbucks, those shares are held by Abe, Baker, and Charlie (5% each) and they do not want to sell.

The Super Cup constitution does not allow for expropriation of member shares.

Starbucks decides to acquire these shares by using its voting power to pass a special resolution altering the constitution to allow any member with 85% or more of issued shares to compulsorily acquire all other issued shares. Starbucks attempts to justify this alteration by claiming it will result in administrative savings and tax advantages for the company.

Starbucks provides notice of its intent to expropriate the shares in accordance with the company constitution and standard industry practice. It offers to pay Abe, Baker and Charlie the price that they initially paid for the Super Cup shares when they invested seven years ago. Abe, Baker and Charlie are angry and refuse to sell their shares.

a) Will Starbucks be able to successfully change the constitution?

b) Will it be able to expropriate any or all of the shares held by Abe, Baker and Charlie? Why or why not?

Explain your answer citing Australian case law and the Corporations Act.

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Starbucks

  1. A summary of how the organization implements the principles of servant leadership in providing customer service, hiring and managing employees, and modeling operations and policies.
  2. A discussion of how the implementation of servant leadership affects the community and the common good.
  3. An explanation of how adopting principles of servant leadership could result in conflict or create operational challenges. Include how the leader has addressed these challenges.
  4. An explanation of the benefits and moral obligation of leading with kindness, compassion, and justice for the good of followers and the community

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Samsung, Starbucks, Ford Motor Company, or Waste Management

choose a well-known corporation, such as Samsung, Starbucks, Ford Motor Company, or Waste Management, that implemented a major change. Analyze the corporation’s change process based on Kotter’s 8-Step to Change using the Organizational Change Chart.

Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model
Step One: Create Urgency.
Step Two: Form a Powerful Coalition.
Step Three: Create a Vision for Change.
Step Four: Communicate the Vision.
Step Five: Remove Obstacles.
Step Six: Create Short-Term Wins.
Step Seven: Build on the Change.
Step Eight: Anchor the Changes in Corporate Culture.
Was this a positive organizational change? Why or why not? If so, what strategies and tactics were effective or ineffective in creating positive organizational change? What strategies and tactics would have worked better?

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Starbucks

  1. How does Starbucks create and provide value for customers? (3 points)
  2. Why can Starbucks charge so much more for a latte compare to chains like Tim Hortons? (2 points)
  3. What sorts of expansions seem most likely to benefit Starbucks in the future? Which seem riskiest? (2 points)
  4. Based on what you have just read, what is one of Starbucks’ marketing objectives and what else would you recommend that Starbucks do to achieve this objective? (3)

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STARBUCKS

Starbucks comprehensive case study of Marketing and Company Background that includes an analysis report. 5 slides power point presentation and swot analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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