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1st Edition

International Retailing Plans and Strategies in Asia

ISBN 9780789028891
Published June 28, 2005 by Routledge
216 Pages

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Book Description

Learn the how, when, and why of entering Asian markets

Retailers entering Asia are faced with not only a consumer and retail culture very different from their own, but with a variety of cultures that vary greatly among countries within the continent. International Retailing Plans and Strategies in Asia examines the strategies of Western retailers entering into Asian markets and provides specific case examples showing why some companies have failed in Asia—as well as factors that helped others succeed. Important concepts for international retailers exploring Asian markets are clearly explained, and the material is particularly relevant to current WTO and UNCTAD debates about the globalization of retail markets. Helpful tables, charts, and illustrations make complex information easy to access and understand.

International Retailing Plans and Strategies in Asia examines:

  • how foreign investment influences domestic retail systems
  • how strategies for entering European markets can be adapted and applied to various Asian markets
  • the important practice of incorporating local cultural values into trading relationships in Asian markets
  • the investment of Japanese retailers in China and the trend toward internationalization in Asia by Asian retailers
  • the evolution of foreign investment in Korea—with a look at foreign firms’ specific investment strategies
  • issues of local competition and the need for foreign firms to adapt to local consumer cultures, particularly as analyzed in case studies of Metro Cash and Carry, Toys R Us, and Carrefour
  • what understanding foreign markets means in terms of adaptation and success for retailers and wholesalers
The material in these pages will help to inform business decisions about how to (and how not to) enter foreign markets and whether or not it is proper for governments to intervene. The chapters in this book, originally presented as papers at a workshop held at Chung-Ang University in Seoul in November 2003, address issues of diversity in international retailing and distribution in Asia. International Retailing Plans and Strategies in Asia is designed to be essential reading for international marketing students, retail researchers, business managers, and policymakers, and to be a useful addition to university business school library collections.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: International Retailing in Asia (John Dawson and Jung-Hee Lee)
  • Fairness and Relationship Quality Perceived by Local Suppliers: In Search of Critical Success Factors for International Retailers (SeongMu Suh)
  • Some Reasons Why Foreign Retailers Have Difficulties in Succeeding in the Japanese Market (Yoshinobu Sato)
  • The Paradox of Competition in the World of Volatility: An Analysis of the Drivers in the Middle Market of International Fashion Retailing (Nobukazu J Azuma)
  • New Cultures, New Strategies, New Formats and New Relationships in European Retailing: SomAvailable Spring 2005.e Implications for Asia (John Dawson)
  • Expansion of Japanese Retailers Overseas (Roy Larke)
  • The Effects of Liberalization in Retail Markets on Economy and Retail Industry in Korea (Jung-Hee Lee and Sang-Chul Choi)
  • The Strategic Importance of Retail Investment in Asia and Its Implications for the Metro Group in Asia (Verena Schmekel)
  • How Does the Global Retailer Localize Its Format?: The Case of Toys “R” Us and Carrefour in Japan (Jungyim Baek)
  • The Linkage of Trades in Terms of Wholesale Business Formats in Japanese Distribution Systems (Junji Nishimura)
  • The Characteristics of the New Retail Competition in Asia and the Research Agenda (Masao Mukoyama)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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