Assignment 5 Capstone

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Assignment 5: Capstone
Lucille M. Holden
March 14, 2013
BUS 499
Dr. Claudette Andrea
Strayer University

In this capstone assignment, I will discuss Starbuck’s. I will determine the impact of the company’s mission, vision, and primary stakeholders’ overall success. An analyzitation will be performed to identify the five forces of competition and their impact on the company. I will perform a SWOT analysis to determine the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Based upon the SWOT analysis a strategy of the strengths and opportunities will be capitalized while the weaknesses and threats will be minimized. Various levels and types of strategies will be discussed to maximize the competitiveness
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Their vision statement recognizes the means of setting a central goal that Starbucks aspire to reach, that ambition has altered the company’s vision over the years. For example, Charles Shultz envisioned the company operating 2000 stores within the United States by the year 2000. Unfortunately, that objective was not possible due to the risk the company undertook. After rethinking the company’s inherent worth, a simplified vision of, “being the most recognized coffee bean house in the world” became Starbucks mental picture; and today, Starbucks Corporation holds the title as such (Starbucks Corporation, 2010).
Starbucks desire as the leader in the specialty coffee industry is to be acknowledged for its responsibility to coffee farmers and their families to improve their well-being. The corporation’s primary stakeholders are broad organizations such as, coffee trade associations, suppliers, and groups with interest in sustainable coffee production. Including non-profit groups focused on human rights, social justice, and environmental issues. Other stakeholders include governmental agencies such as, U. S. AID (Starbucks Corporation, 2010).
National governments in coffee growing countries have a major investment in Starbucks. Some of these countries include Costa Rica, Guatemala, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Tanzania. Starbucks strive to be responsible for its
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