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Reassessing global marketing strategy

International Business Scholarship: AIB Fellows on the First 50 Years and Beyond

ISBN: 978-0-7623-1470-6, eISBN: 978-1-84950-550-5

ISSN: 1064-4857

Publication date: 20 June 2008

Abstract

Rapid and dramatic changes in the global landscape have profound implications for marketing strategy. This chapter explores four key areas that impact global marketing strategy. The most fundamental change is a shift in emphasis from developed markets to those in emerging market economies. A related change is the increasing cultural diversity and heterogeneity in markets throughout the world. Third, marketers must develop mechanisms to transfer skills and learning from one market to others. Finally, the notion of configural advantage – that is, leveraging the geographic configuration of dispersed assets, capabilities and resources to compete more effectively in world markets – is proposed as a way to develop successful marketing strategies for the 21st century.

Citation

Douglas, S.P. and Samuel Craig, C. (2008), "Reassessing global marketing strategy", Boddewyn, J.J. (Ed.) International Business Scholarship: AIB Fellows on the First 50 Years and Beyond (Research in Global Strategic Management, Vol. 14), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 139-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1064-4857(08)00002-8

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