Lee Kum Kee Co. Ltd (A): The Family Recipe

Abstract

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.

Type

Case

Author(s)

John L. Ward, Colleen Lief

Date Published

2006

Citations

Ward, L. John, and Colleen Lief. 2006. Lee Kum Kee Co. Ltd (A): The Family Recipe. Lausanne: IMD Case Collection.

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