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Using the below globalization path diagram, explain what kinds of internationalization strategies that IKEA pursue and how they achieve competitive advantages in the marketplace. Specifically explain the profit-driving mechanisms of strategies and clearly explain why you choose the strategy.
Discuss why born-global strategies are more prevalent than gradual international strategies these days . Also, discuss benefits and challenges of pursuing born-global internationalization strategies compared to gradual internationalization strategies.
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Samsung Electronics often face the challenge and stickiness in knowledge transfer to the subsidiaries in other countries. explain what the main sources of stickiness are, why it happens, and provide solutions for each source of stickiness that we learned. Also, using the International Product Life Cycle (IPL) model, explain how Samsung Electronics can achieve competitive advantages in the marketplace.
Emaar Properties wants to expand their businesses into the South Korean market. However, in dynamic emerging economies like South Korea, there will be institutional voids. Explain what the institutional void is and give solutions about how Emaar Properties can effectively overcome the major sources of institutional voids that we learned. In addition, using the CAGE distance model, evaluate each element of the CAGE model and give some advice for their successful international expansion.