Case Study

Lee Kum Kee Co. Ltd (A): The family recipe

12 pages
December 2005
Reference: IMD-3-1617

This two-part case series starts with the accidental discovery of an important condiment in Chinese cuisine in 1888. The company, Lee Kum Kee Ltd., was born as a result and over the intervening years grew into a large global enterprise. Case A describes the development of the firm and family from the 1st through 4th generations. Development of a values-based corporate culture, facilitation of entrepreneurship and the ramifications of family/business crises are highlighted.

Succession, Generational Transition, Adaptation, Value-based Management
Lee Kum Kee, Consumer Goods, Food Seasoning, Consumer Goods, Food and Beverage
Field Research
© 2005
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