Why are so many companies trying to standardize their global marketing mixes? With examples show the limitations to this approach!

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GRIN Verlag, Nov 10, 2004 - Business & Economics - 16 pages
Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 2,0, University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen, course: Transnationales Marketing, 18 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: As I start off I will try to define the word “globalisation”, so I can move on with my argumentation on basis of this definition. Via internet, just like in several journals, magazines and books, one can find numerous definitions and essays about what “globalisation” is supposed to be. Just to give the reader some impression on the variety, I wrote down a few of them. On an official homepage of the Canadian government is written: “The term “globalisation” describes the increased mobility of goods, services, labour, technology and capital throughout the world. Although “globalisation” is not a new development, it’s pace has increased with the advent of new technologies especially in the area of communications.” . At http://www.globalisation101.org you will read “Globalisation is a term used to describe the acceleration and intensification of economic interaction among the people, companies, and governments of different nations.”. In the opinion of Prof. Werner Antweiler “Globalisation is the process by which nationality and geographic location become increasingly irrelevant for economic activities.” . As you recognize, “Globalisation” is a word which lacks of a definite definition. Hence I have decided to define “Globalisation” as follows. Globalisation will be seen as a strategy of; on global basis operating corporations, with the focus on the establishment of a worldwide competitive advantage, through the use of local benefits and economies of scale. This definition is build upon the convergence-theory whereafter the interests and desires of various nations draw close. The reason is the technological and economical evolution which gradually makes cultural differences obsolete.

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