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International Business Strategy. IKEA's Foreign Expansion into the Chinese Market

Term Paper 2017 22 Pages

Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance

Summary

Having only operated in the western culture, the Chinese market was one that IKEA had little to no experience of. Changing dynamics of consumer behavior and strong heterogeneity in terms of customers made it difficult for IKEA’s managers to predict future market trends in China. Before entering the Chinese market, IKEA had to consider, high import taxation, complex government regulations, complex consumer buying behaviors, and strong competition.

The paper will evaluate IKEA’s market entry strategies, routines & firm specific-advantages. Using Verbekes model to identify IKEA’s early expansion into foreign markets will give the reader a clearer overview of IKEAs international operations. Looking into the Chinese market with the use of Porters Diamond model, while considering IKEA's various approaches to become successful in such an economically strong market, will give the reader some practical insights of the difficulties that can arise while expanding into foreign markets.

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Pages
22
Year
2017
ISBN (eBook)
9783668541696
ISBN (Book)
9783668541702
File size
636 KB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v374774
Institution / College
University of applied sciences, Munich
Grade
1,7
Tags
Business Stratey IKEA Foreign Expansion China

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