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