Teaching Plan | HBS Case Collection | April 2014

Beidahuang

by Ray A. Goldberg and David Lane

Abstract

This teaching plan is designed to support the teaching of Beidahuang, HBS No. 914-412, rev. March 2014. 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: Agribusiness; sourcing; supply chain management; Beidahuang; s; China; Brazil;

Citation:

Goldberg, Ray A., and David Lane. "Beidahuang." Harvard Business School Teaching Plan 914-415, April 2014.