Coca-cola case study | Management Concepts and Applications | Excelsior College


Case studies are an excellent way to apply what you have learned thus far to real-life contexts. This case study will help you to develop your ability to incorporate the learning material and apply it to various situations. For this case study, focus on identifying the core issues and suggest any appropriate solutions. You are also expected to perform research and identify relevant external resources to develop your analysis of this case.

One of the best examples of a company with a sustainable competitive advantage is The Coca-Cola Company (Links to an external site.). For this activity, analyze Coca-Cola’s competitive advantage. The Coca-Cola Company (Links to an external site.) was incorporated in 1892 and has become one of the world’s most recognized brands. Almost 120 years later, Coca-Cola is still going strong and is one of the most sought-after stocks on the New York Stock Exchange. Coca-Cola’s competitive advantage has proven its sustainability over the last hundred years.

For this activity, respond to the following prompts to complete this case study.

Explain how Coca-Cola secures a competitive advantage.

Using material from this module, what strategies did Coca-Cola implement?

Did any of Coca-Cola’s strategies include Porter’s cost leadership, differentiation, or focus strategies?

Explain how Coca-Cola could continue to sustain a competitive advantage in this market.

Things to Remember!

Your case study should be 2 to 3 pages in length (not including title and reference pages).

Your paper should be double-spaced, with one-inch margins, and include in-text citations and references for all resources following proper APA formatting.