Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2013 (Revised March 2014)

Beidahuang

by Ray A. Goldberg and David Lane

Abstract

Beidahuang is a major new Chinese player in global grain trading that in 2013 is seeking access to grain both to help assure China's food security and in pursuit of its own commercial goals. Focusing on potential trade in Brazilian soybeans, the case asks students to re-evaluate the role of agricultural cooperatives in the global trading system and to assess what sort of model Beidahuang can create to capitalize on current industry trends while remaining true to its character as a leading Chinese agricultural grower and distributor.

Keywords: China; Brazil; International trade; grain; soybeans; Agribusiness; Plant-Based Agribusiness; Globalized Markets and Industries; Cooperation; Agriculture and Agribusiness Industry; China; Brazil;

Citation:

Goldberg, Ray A., and David Lane. "Beidahuang." Harvard Business School Case 914-412, December 2013. (Revised March 2014.)