Inspired by the recently announced sale of Volvo to Zhejiang Geely by Ford Motor, I tried to find out what’s happening to British Jaguar Land Rover that has been acquired by Tata Motors of India in 2008. Well, the news has been mixed. In fall 2009, Tata Motors has announced plans to close one of […]
As the German paper Handelsblatt reports, Volkswagen intends to increase it’s marketshare in India from currently less than 2 percent to about 10 percent. Ambitious plans, especially when one looks at the competitive environment. Although Volkswagen will be introducing the base model of its new Polo at just under 7,000 Euros, its competitors are still […]
As reported earlier (on this blog and elsewhere) Chinese automaker SAIC will enter into a 50:50 joint venture with GM to sell small cars and light trucks in India. There’s not only the GM angle to this move. Viewed from the SAIC angle, memories from the recent past arise. In 2004, SAIC purchased a majority […]
How is this different? Well, this blog tends to report on how things go WRONG in international markets. Here’s a video from FT.com that talks about how to get your marketing RIGHT in India: http://www.ft.com/cms/a5dd621a-e39d-11dc-8799-0000779fd2ac.html?_i_referralObject=4747400&fromSearch=n
Do you belong to those who think that doing business in emerging markets is difficult? Think about what happens if you’re from an emerging market trying to enter another emerging market. You’ll not only be facing the challenges typical of emerging economies in your target market, but in addition you’ll start feeling those from your […]
A short while ago, PepsiCo announced that it would invest $500 million in India over the next three years. While PepsiCo has been very successful in India with sales exceeding $1 billion a few years ago, this major investment is definitely a case to watch for everyone interested in international business. Let’s wish them well.