Starbucks Corporation: Tax Avoidance Controversies in the United Kingdom (A), (B)

Starbucks Corporation: Tax Avoidance Controversies in the United Kingdom (A), (B)

Gay, J.; Manwaring, S.; O’Rourke, J. S. (Editor) Notre Dame
January 26, 2018
SKU: BUS-294

Region of the world: Europe, North America
Topic: Strategy & General Management, Finance & Accounting, Ethics & Social Justice
Keywords: Ethics, Financial, Food and Beverage, International
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An investigative report into corporate tax avoidance prompts an increasingly powerful citizen’s group to target Starbucks’ UK operation. Starbucks faces numerous sit-ins and boycotts throughout the UK. Increasing public outcry grabs the attention of Parliament, which summons Starbucks’ CFO Tony Alstead to come testify. Austerity measures and complex international tax laws further complicate the matter. As a corporation that prides itself on social responsibility, Starbucks must decide between their duty to minimize tax liabilities (for shareholders) and their promise to serve the communities where they do business. (A) 9 pp. (B) 3 pp. Case #14-02 (2014)

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