The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of theoretical models and studies dealing with the international marketing strategies in emerging markets and provides recommendations for future research based on the review.
A review of literature on the topic was conducted and a new model is developed as a theoretical extension on the basis of insights from prior research.
Organizations need to take into account several characteristics of consumers and markets in advance as part of their business plan to select appropriate emerging markets, and decide best possible entry modes.
To the best of authors’ knowledge, there is no comprehensive review article on this subject, which provides directions for future research. The authors fill this gap in the literature and suggest strategies with regard to market selection, entry modes, market adaptation, customer relationship development with a new four-dimensional model.
The author acknowledges the constructive comments received from Professors Jagdish Sheth (Emory University, Atlanta), Micheal Czinkota (Georgetown University, USA) and Ilan Alon (Chief Editor, International Journal of Emerging Markets).
Paul, J. (2019), "Marketing in emerging markets: a review, theoretical synthesis and extension", International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 15 No. 3, pp. 446-468. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOEM-04-2017-0130Download as .RIS
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