Total Marks 5
Starting Date Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Closing Date Monday, January 27, 2020
Question Title Market entry strategies
Due Date: January 27, 2020
NOTE: There is no grace period in case of GDB
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: The core objective of this activity is to make the students familiar with the importance of foreign market entry strategies in international business.
After this activity, students will become more aware that why companies opt different market entry strategies in international market.
IKEA is a Swedish based global furniture retailer company since the early 90s. It sells innovative and economical furniture of Scandinavian design in 55 countries. “The slogan of IKEA is-“To create a better life for many people”. In 1998, IKEA started its first retail operations in Shanghai and soon expanded its retail stores with an average annual rate of increase .After the efforts of nearly 20 years, IKEA has opened 21 retail stores in China by the end of 2019, but according to IKEA some of areas (like small or medium cities) are still unexplored and could have market vacancy. Therefore, a reasonable marketing entry strategy could help the expansion of IKEA in Chinese market.
Keeping in mind the above case you need to identify which marketing entry stagey IKEA is using right now in china? (2 marks)
Do you think they have to stick on the same strategy or need to shift to another marketing entry strategy to grasp the Chinese unexplored market? Name the strategy and justify with 2 logical points ((3 marks).
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MGT520 International Business Fall 2019
The basic objective of this assignment is to familiarize students with the importance of FDI.
And the hindering factors of foreign direct investment in the country.
After this assignment;
Students will learn different causes of discouraging FDI in Pakistan.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) is considering as a leading factor of persistent and higher financial growth and a vital source of money inflows. FDI allows economies to increase their export share in local and global market.
Taking the example of Bangladesh where the technological base has upgraded rapidly because of foreign direct investment. Due to the availability of cheap labor cost in the country, textile investors of different countries including Pakistan moved their operations to Bangladesh; as a result Bangladesh’s textile exports are growing faster as compared to Pakistan. Policy makers and academicians believe that Pakistan could also provide these cheap options to foreign investors. But unfortunately Pakistan is not receiving this kind of FDI yet.
Keeping in view the above scenario you need to identify what could be the factors which are discouraging foreign investors from making efficiency-seeking FDI in Pakistan. (At least three factors).