Burke-Litwin Causal Model Applied to Starbucks Case Study by Nicky

Burke-Litwin Causal Model Applied to Starbucks
This paper analyzes Starbucks' business model by way of the Burke-Litwin Causal Model.
# 128481 | 1,080 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jul 25, 2010 in Business (Companies) , Business (Management) , Business (Applied Operations)

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This paper analyzes the business model of coffee giant Starbucks by applying the Burke-Litwin Causal Model. The paper explains that Starbucks began its operational activity by importing and selling coffee beans; in time, they introduced the innovative idea of making the coffee and selling the actual beverage. They were the pavers of the industry and they still register immense success at global level, the paper adds, and most of their achievements can be explained through the corporate ability to integrate all features into a unified direction. The paper discusses Starbucks' treatment of employees, stakeholder participation, and systems of operational efficiency, concluding with a company overview.

Application of the Burke-Litwin Causal Model within Starbucks

From the Paper:

"The Burke-Litwin Causal Model provides the reader with a highly complex means of analyzing the organization. It identifies features such as structure, tasks, skills, managerial practices, systems, policies, work unit climate, motivation or needs and goals and reveals how these interact to form the organization as a whole (Burke and Litwin, 1992). To best understand how this model works, one should apply to an economic entity, such as coffee monolith Starbucks."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Argenti, P.A., Forman, J., 2002, The Power of Corporate Communication: Crafting the Voice and Image of Your Business, The McGraw Hill Companies
  • Burke, W.W., Litwin, G.H., 1992, A Causal Model of Organizational Performance and Change, Journal of Management, Vol. 18, Nuo. 3, pp. 523-545
  • Harvey, S., November 26, 2007, 10 Reasons Why I'll Work at Starbucks: Late Bloomers Guide to Saving: Pt. 3, http://sharonhr.blogspot.com/2007/11/10-reasons-why-ill-work-at-starbucks.html last accessed on October 30, 2008
  • Waligum, T., January 11, 2008, How IT Systems Can Help Starbucks Fix Itself, CIO Magazine
  • January 11, 2008, Starbucks Unveils Leadership Structure to Execute Transformation of Company, Reuters Business and Finance

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APA Format

Burke-Litwin Causal Model Applied to Starbucks (2010, July 25) Retrieved December 02, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/case-study/burke-litwin-causal-model-applied-to-starbucks-128481/

MLA Format

"Burke-Litwin Causal Model Applied to Starbucks" 25 July 2010. Web. 02 December. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/case-study/burke-litwin-causal-model-applied-to-starbucks-128481/>