From smart phones and computers to blue jeans and beer, companies from China, India, Taiwan, Mexico, Turkey, and other emerging markets are now winning leading market shares with their own-branded, high-quality products-rather than with poorly produced products sold under others’ brand names.
How have these small, under-resourced businesses come so far so quickly? And what can we learn from their strategies and tactics? We conducted an indepth study of 39 “EMNCs” (Emerging Market Multinationals), for over 48 months, speaking to 500 people, the culmination of which is this book published by McGraw Hill.
Renowned experts in global branding and marketing, the authors of The New Emerging-Market Multinationals conducted an in-depth study of 39 EMNCs to reveal the innovative compete-from-below strategies and tactics fueling these companies' meteoric rise. The authors identify four strategies driving this growth:
- COST LEADERS leverage existing low-cost structures and large-scale volumes to extend their reach into developed markets.
- KNOWLEDGE LEVERAGERS tap their existing resources and knowledge of home consumers and the market to build branded businesses in other emerging markets.
- NICHE CUSTOMIZERS combine their cost advantages in manufacturing with newly developed low-cost R&D capabilities to develop customized niche-segment branded offerings in other emerging markets.
- GLOBAL BRAND BUILDERS use their low-cost manufacturing and R&D capabilities to build branded businesses in developed markets— but limit their focus to specific products and segments through a process of focused innovation.
Whether you run an EMNC or a developed market company, deep knowledge of the strategies outlined here is an absolute necessity for competing effectively now and in the future. Don't get caught off guard by the "new kids on the block"—because today's EMNCs are determined to be tomorrow's market leaders.
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