Ms. Martin is an Assistant Professor of Business and Economics at the Catholic University of America. She is an educator and her perspective in this case study may be biased for humanitarian and ethical reasons. She is employed by a Christian based educational system that believes in life, being merciful, and social justice for all. She may be questioning Google’s ethical and corporate social responsibility standards in their desire to penetrate into a country that has been known to be unethical in their treatment of their people. Cultural diversity biases may also be a factor in this case study and may be weighing into Ms. Martin’s perspective of Google’s entry into China.
While the strategy for RIM as per their annual report is valid, it is susceptible to criticism because Blackberries are great for email and phone calls but the consumer is looking for a device that goes beyond these capabilities and enhances their productivity from a personal and professional standpoint. It fails to focus on the consumer’s requirements for a smart phone or tablet product. Challenges for RIM: 1. According to recent news reports, Black Berry maker Research In Motion Ltd. will avoid a trial with Visto Corp. after a Canadian court ruled the privately held California-based company infringed on three RIM patents. Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Visto "threw in the towel,'' Ronald Dimock, a lawyer for RIM, told Bloomberg News.
Calaveras Vineyards Case Study Evaluation MBA 634 Measurement II May 11, 2012 Problem Statement: Golden Gate Capital is contemplating a loan proposal submitted to them by Nations Bank to participate in the management acquisition of Calaveras Vineyards. Golden Gate worked with Nations Bank on previous investments and had positive profitable results. Anne Clemens at Golden Gate Capital must make a determination if Calaveras Vineyards will be a wise investment. Analysis: In 1994, Ann Clemens, Senior Vice President at Golden Gate Capital, a venture capital firm, was offered a loan proposal from Tom Howell, a managing Director with Nations Bank investment group. The loan described a purchase proposal of Calaveras Vineyards in Alameda Valley, California for $4.5 million.
This in turn means that if the products are defective and not up to standard then they could damage the relationship with the Chinese department store. Another potential problem that may result from accepting the Chinese department store's order is that the research and development centre for the product line is based in the UK. This means that there problems could arise if there is a break down in communication between China and the UK, for example wrong orders could be received in China which would be particularly problematic with the average delivery time from factory being 21 days, 11 more than the UK factories. Therefore this means that these problems could be much more costly than if they happened from the UK factories. (8/10) Andrew Mitchell believed that the best solution to resolving the dispute over the introduction of new technology was to close the UK factories and move production to a purpose built factory in China.
Chinese government uses open-door policy and economic reform. These favorable policies promote the repaid economic and social development in China. Chinese market is becoming a big opportunity for Luxury goods industry. However, Luxury goods industry also faces many challenges especially counterfeiting. It was estimated that between $300 and $600 billion worth of counterfeiting goods were sold in countries throughout the world.
Ben and Jerry's Andrew Xiao – 202739920 Does the Japanese market differ from European markets that Ben & Jerry attempted to enter in the past? Yes or no and why? What are the implications? Japanese Market: highly complex distribution system driven by manufacturers. strong barriers to foreign products immense distance for shipping a frozen product most affluent country in the world, demanding high quality products with great varieties of styles and flavors market seemed to welcome imported ice cream low consumption historically of dairy products, but this consumption was increasing European Market: fragmented markets in UK, France, and Benelux higher established consumption of dairy products entry through opportunistic ventures, supermarkets, joint ventures, etc... distinctive market in UK, but lagging in France with no coordination from the parent company.
Using Professor Brannen’s concept of recontextualizing strategic assets (see case Exhibit 2), do you think Disney’s strategic assets are in an advantageous position or a disadvantageous position in the Chinese cultural context? Explain. Despite the hard efforts of management, Hong Kong Disney had some difficulties which lead to their ineffectiveness. One of the biggest problems was the Lunar New Year Holiday. It took place when administration of park didn’t take into account some particularities of Chinese people consumption habits and cultural traditions.
The problem is mainly focused on Asian American men and not as much women because of their higher rates. The Bloomberg Administration noticed this and has since tried even harder to make a change. The department has tried to appeal even more to Asian American smokers by campaigning and producing ads in the Chinese language, as well as offering translated versions of their campaigns in the news. The department campaigns annually for this cause and even distributed nicotine patches and offers a specific number for Chinese speakers to call and enroll in an anti-smoking program. The big question though is why is this a problem for Asian Americans and why is it important?
Each leader had a different idea of what would make them number one in their business. Through all of the changes and problems, Mattel was capable of effectively communicating with their overseas suppliers in China to overcome the obstacles and work toward to a healthier future. Key Issues In August of 2007 Mattel had a recall for millions of their toys due to dangerous levels of lead paint. Mattel was using subcontractors in China to produce these toys, not realizing some of the restrictions upheld in the U. S. were not the same in China. Since Mattel had been manufacturing products in China for 20 years with no issues, there seemed to be no reason to question how the toys were being made in 2007.
To what extent is it advisable for successful UK retailers to diversify abroad? Many UK retailers investigate heavily in to the idea of expanding their business and entering in to foreign counties. However only a minority decide that they have adequate resources and that the possible benefits outweigh the huge risks and actually take the steps to diversify abroad. Igor Ansoff studied these risks and rewards involved with different marketing or corporate strategies, and created Ansoff’s matrix, a useful tool for businesses to use when weighing up the strategies and the risks involved. Ansoff’s Matrix shows that diversification is the riskiest strategy, this if for a business to create a new product in a new market, which is a strategy which is commonly used when a business expands abroad e.g.