Internationalization of Boost Juice to Malaysia

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Jane L. Menzies ; Stuart C. Orr (2014)
  • Journal: Asian Case Research Journal, volume 18, issue 1, pages 175-197
  • Subject:
    acm: ComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSION

This case describes the process that the Australian juice retail chain, Boost Juice, has used to internationalize to Malaysia. The main objective of this case is to demonstrate good practice in regard to internationalization. The case provides the background of the juice bar industry in Malaysia and determines that it is an attractive market for new start-up juice bars. An analysis of Boost Juice's capability determined that the company utilized the skills of its staff, product innovations, branding and marketing as core competencies to support its internationalization into Malaysia. In particular, the company's distinctive capabilities of organizational flexibility, management skill, brand and communication enabled it to convert these core competencies into competitive advantage and secure market share in Malaysia. The Boost Juice franchise process is analysed and the control and management tools that Boost Juice utilized to support its internationalization into Malaysia are identified.
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