Transforming a production-oriented firm into a marketing-oriented firm; aligning marketing strategy of local companies in globalizing emerging markets; creating sustainable competitive advantage.
Post graduate management courses in marketing management, strategic marketing, international marketing, business strategy.
This case is about how the leader in the Indian paper industry, Ballarpur Industries Ltd (BILT), is proactively transforming a production-oriented firm to a marketing-oriented firm to compete in the globalizing emerging market scenario, in the wake of economic liberalisation. It requires the participants to evaluate the impact of marketing initiatives made, and align BILT's marketing strategy to leverage it's strengths and help create sustainable competitive advantage.
Expected learning outcomes
To understand the need for local companies in emerging markets to proactively align marketing strategy to build competitive advantage in the globalizing industry.
Thomas, J., Arora, A.P. and Gupta, R.K. (2011), "Ballarpur Industries Ltd: aligning marketing strategy in a turbulent environment", Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, Vol. 1 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/20450621111163331
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