Starbucks Ethical Issue Tax Avoidance 2013

Introduction Cases entail information regarding events that have taken place or are taking place in a corporation for the purpose of enlightening the public. Cases are supposed to reveal certain information about issues taking place in a corporation and how the issues were handled. They also tend to seek public opinion on how the issues should be solved. Therefore, the main purpose why people write and study cases is to present an issue taking place in an organization, to inform the public about the issue, and then to enhance the process of analyzing the issue and coming up with the most appropriate solutions. In most cases, the issues might be dilemmas and it is the duty of the involved authorities to solve the dilemma. After reading a case study, the origin of a problem can be established and the most appropriate short-term or long-term measures established to mitigate such issues in the future. This paper entails tax avoidance by Starbucks, which has been listed as a corporation ethical issue. The case study is about Starbucks’ avoidance to pay income taxes and how and why the issue happened. The first part is the case study, which entails the profile of the company and the key events that took place in the firm. The other part of the paper entails an analysis of the case in terms of the corporate governance issue, theory on the issue, how the company addressed the issue, the probability of similar events happening again in the UK, lessons learned from the case, and whether I can invest in the firm. 
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