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Methodological issues in the determination of standardisation and Involvement strategies in international marketing.

Omar, Maktoba, Boyd, Derick and Nwankwo, Sonny (2004) Methodological issues in the determination of standardisation and Involvement strategies in international marketing. International Journal of Applied Marketing, 3 (1). pp. 93-113.

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This paper offers a fresh methodological insight in examining the functional relationship between standardisation and involvement strategies in international marketing. It starts by reviewing the underpinning literature, focusing on the form of the relationship that exists between the endogenous and the embedded explanatory variables that determines firms’ strategic thrusts. It argues that the essential relationship has at its base a short-run and long-run dynamic, even though a strategic marketing position adopted by a firm may depend uniquely on the circumstances it faces in the international market. Those circumstances may induce either short-term or long-term responses depending on the dynamisms characterising the marketing environment. Very often, this dichotomous relationship, based on short-run and long-run dynamics, is ignored in the literature. Whilst analytical and statistical problems may make distinguishing between short- and long-run effects difficult, it is nevertheless desirable that international marketing researchers and strategists should be aware of the complex nature of such responses and their dynamics

Item Type: Article
Electronic ISSN: 1742-2612
Uncontrolled Keywords: International marketing: Economic hypotheses; Sociology; Statistical analysis; Business management
University Divisions/Research Centres: The Business School > School of Marketing, Tourism and Languages
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 330 Economics
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Item ID: 5099
Depositing User: Mr David Main
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2012 13:49
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2013 11:17
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5099

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