Starbucks in Cambodia

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Starbucks in Cambodia
Globalization, a process of international integration from the interchange of world views, products, ideas and cultures which can benefit all countries that embrace international trade. With the right strategy to involve in international trade, a country can successfully grow economically, as well as socially. Cambodia is a country located at the central of Southeast Asia, with population of over 14.8 million people. With an open investment policy, Cambodia offers opportunities for creative entrepreneurs and dynamic businesses. It is evident through her rapid development and strong, positive growth over the last 15 years. It provides opportunities for foreign investment.

In this paper, we will discuss the global coffee company-Starbucks Corporation and its potential expansion into Cambodian market. Starbucks Corporation is an American global coffee company and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks has developed an internationalization strategy to enable the company to open stores and franchises in countries across the globe. They provide unique tasting products and have improvised the recipe of traditional coffee according to modern tastes. While Starbucks was very successful in its domestic market, the leaders of the company sees the potential of foreign markets and planned to expand its business to foreign countries through globalization in order to fully utilize the potential that the company had. In 2003, Starbucks quickly expanded into foreign markets and began to evolve into the world-wide company. Today, Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 20,891 stores in 62 countries.

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