Market entry strategy for the Chinese market on the example of Volkswagen


Term Paper, 2012
25 Pages, Grade: 1,0

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Table of contents

List of tables

List of figures

List of abbreviations

1. Introduction

2. Theoretical basics of international market entry strategies
2.1 The term of international market entry strategy
2.2 Motives for companies to go international

3. Strategies to enter the Chinese market
3.1 Significance of the Chinese market
3.2 Timing of market entry: When to enter?
3.3 Location of market entry: Which market to enter?
3.4 Form of market entry: How to enter?
3.4.1 Representative Office in China
3.4.2 Chinese Joint Venture
3.4.3 Wholly owned subsidiary

4. Case study Volkswagen
4.1 Short profile of Volkswagen
4.2 Market entry strategy of Volkswagen

5. Conclusion

Bibliography

Appendix

Statutory Declaration

List of tables

Table 1: Advantages and disadvantages of

List of figures

Figure 1: Importance of countries in companies’ investment plans

Figure 2: Waterfall Strategy and Sprinkler Strategy

List of abbreviations

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1. Introduction

During the last years the globalisation has increased the competition amongst the companies and made them more willing to enter foreign markets. Developing a market entry strategy is very complex and has long-term consequences for a company. Thus, choosing an adequate market entry strategy has an enormous importance.

The present term paper is concerned with international market entry strategies especially for the Chinese market on the example of Volkswagen.

In chapter two some theoretical basics of international market entry strategies are provided. In this sense, the term of international market entry strategy is defined and the motives for companies to enter foreign markets are analyzed.

In chapter three the development of a market entry strategy for the Chinese market is examined. Therefore, the significance of the Chinese market will be shown at the beginning. Afterwards, the timing and the location of market entry will be explained. Finally, three forms of market entry will be presented.

The fourth chapter creates a practical connection of the topic by explaining the market entry strategy of Volkswagen.

2. Theoretical basics of international market entry strategies

2.1 The term of international market entry strategy

In the literature the term of international market entry strategy is often equated with the terms of internationalization strategy, international activities, and foreign engagement.[1] Thus, the term of international market entry strategy can be defined as an “institutional form of international business activity which allows a company to implement its business strategy in a foreign market”[2].

The international market entry strategy answers the question when and how to open up a certain market and it determines the form of the foreign engagement over an extended period of time. Because of its long-term, sustainable character, the choice of the international market entry strategy is the responsibility of the top-management. Some companies even have special departments that assist the management with the planning and development of the international market entry strategy. For example, these departments spend a lot of time doing researches to help managers finding a potential location for a new plant, a suitable country for a product launch, or a good partner for a distribution network.[3]

At this point it is important to emphasize that the international market entry strategy is not defined only once but it needs to adapt to changing conditions inside the company and on the foreign market.[4]

2.2 Motives for companies to go international

There are many different motives leading companies to enter global markets. Four important of them are:

- Market opportunities
- Economies of Scale
- Economies of Scope
- Location advantages

These four motives will be explained in the following chapter.

Market opportunities:

By enlarging their business activities to new foreign markets, companies get the opportunity of internal growth and prospective profits.[5] Especially companies experiencing slower growth in their domestic markets are attracted to enter foreign markets, particularly rapidly growing emerging markets.[6] Also the low level of competition in foreign countries offers market opportunities and plays a role in the companies’ decision to go international.[7]

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[1] Lentzsch, A. (2006), p. 27.

[2] Junglen, I. (2005), p. 5.

[3] Lymbersky, C. (2008), p. 23.

[4] Lentzsch, A. (2006), p. 28.

[5] Tielmann, V. (2010), p. 2.

[6] DePamphilis, D. M. (2012), p. 659.

[7] Yu, M. (2009), p. 54.

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Title
Market entry strategy for the Chinese market on the example of Volkswagen
College
Zhejiang University Of Science and Technology
Grade
1,0
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Year
2012
Pages
25
Catalog Number
V204369
ISBN (eBook)
9783656310020
ISBN (Book)
9783656311430
File size
587 KB
Language
English
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Tags
Volkswagen, China, Markteintrittsstrategien, Joint Venture, SVW, Representative Office, Representatnzbüro, Wholly owned subsidiary, Tochtergesellschaft, Market entry strategy, VW
Quote paper
Laura Parlabene (Author), 2012, Market entry strategy for the Chinese market on the example of Volkswagen, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/204369

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