The plant then becomes the property of Zambia. Each one has to be carefully weighed in order to make the most appropriate choice.
In the European winter prices are much better, but product competition remains. As a consequence the question arises how companies follow their expansion strategies. The following term paper analyzes and intends to interpret the various market entry strategies with its different advantages as well as disadvantages.
Generally speaking this group of entry modes is characterized by a low degree of control of the activities in the foreign market, a low risk exposure and low resource commitment, because of the named direct shipping or the cooperation with an intermediary.
Barter is the direct exchange of one good for another, although valuation of respective commodities is difficult, so a currency is used to underpin the item's value. It may get involved not just to support a specific commodity, but also to help the "public good". On the supply side the most critical factor has been the generous financial and other incentives, on the demand side, access to the EU, France, India and Hong Kong was very tempting to investors.
In the case of Subway the first international franchise was opened in in Bahrain, because a domestic investor wanted to use the brand for his purposes and approached the company about opening a sandwich shop on the Persian Gulf Island.
Cunningham1 identified five strategies used by firms for entry into new foreign markets: i Technical innovation strategy - perceived and demonstrable superior products ii Product adaptation strategy - modifications to existing products iii Availability and security strategy - overcome transport risks by countering perceived risks iv Low price strategy - penetration price and, v Total adaptation and conformity strategy - foreign producer gives a straight copy.
But, they operate in international countries that are rather opposite. Additionally the know-how of the local partners can be used in order to cope with the local habits.