Breaching International markets Essay

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Breaching International markets




Measuring a potential business venture has many aspects which the international manager
must be aware of in order to convey the correct information back to the decision makers.
Being ignorant to any of the aspects can lead to a false representation of the project,
and hence an uninformed decision being passed. In order for a business to survive it must
grow. For growth to be optimal, management must first be able to identify the most
attractive prospective leads. The country as a whole, specifically geography, government,
and financial aspects must be looked at in order to yield the best possible picture of the
market a company wishes to enter. Concentration should be placed on gathering reliable
facts that are backed up by more than one source. It is to be hoped that after creating "a
picture" of the market, management's analysis of the potential business venture and plan
of action will be structured as to avoid losses and to find the most profitable scenarios.

The success of the multinational corporation lies on the shoulders of it's management.
International management and organization-design expert Henry Mintzenberg says every CEO
has three essential duties: direct supervision, development of the organization's
strategy, and management of the organization's boundary conditions. Top management's
responsibility at and beyond the organization's boundaries is largely a communication
responsibility; however, no commonly accepted model exists for decision, execution, and
assessment of communication opportunities. Within even some of the largest and most
venerable organizations, the process used is haphazard and inconsistent. The Wyatt
Company's survey of communications professionals showed that just 58.1 percent agreed that
their organization's communication objectives are linked to business objectives, and 83.3
percent reported that their organizations conduct no formal review of return on
communications investment. CEOs must establish and reinforce an organization's image in
public by viewing each target public as a client; by doing research, looking at trends,
and talking to experts, a CEO focuses on selling what the client wants to buy.1

Finding a country to conduct business in can be a very easy task depending on if the
organization's top management follows the advice of Mr. Mintzenberg. The way a company
normally discovers where to conduct research is through leads on potential operations from
outside sources. The selection of which leads to investigate becomes the difficult task.
After sifting through the leads and finding the right ones to investigate management must
formulate an international marketing plan. This further helps management in locating
potential markets for their products. The first step is to use secondary research to find
out what the sales potential is in a given market. Asking the questions of need, demand,
and support gives one a starting point for research. If we were a company that sold pants
we might want to ask the following questions. Is there a need for pants? Is it cold enough
there to wear pants? Do people that demand the pants have money? These are the questions
that one should ask of potential markets. Table 1-located at the end of the paper-shows
the statistics that are needed for a general market picture. After gathering the
information from the secondary research, the picture of a potential market becomes more
evident. However, to make the picture clearer, one must conduct primary research. This
research outlines the specifics of the potential market that directly pertain to the
product. Robert Douglas' book, Penetrating the International Market, addresses the issue
of locating potential markets in greater detail.2

[mg1] After finding a lead that contains profitable markets it is necessary to analyze the
venture as a whole. The decisions of companies must be based on the facts of reliable
sources on all investments. To gather the information needed for investment projects,
management must organize a competent feasibility team. The members of this team should be
comprised of employees of the company, this is so that the knowledge will stay within the
company. If the resources are not available for an employee conducted study then outside
consultants may be used, it may also be beneficial to use a combination of the two. The
first step in conducting a study is to design it by using project objectives as the base.
During the second step the team must be staffed with people that have the ability to solve
problems in any situation. In the third step the team should be properly placed and
instructed. In the fourth and final step the product of the feasibility study should be
properly communicated to the decision-making management.3 Table 2-located at the end of
the paper-shows a general timeline that a company follows through the progression of a
feasibility study.

The design of a feasibility study first assumes that a company possesses the skills and
resources necessary to be competitive in the market under analysis. Management must know
the limits of its operations abroad. The operating margin for the expense of establishing
and starting operations abroad should be easily recoverable within a reasonable time
period. The design should also include the management's goals, which comes down from the
investors of the company. The goals of management should be to acquire specific knowledge
of the partner, in a joint venture situation, as well as the financial aspects, and the
business-environment. The currency of the host country along with the political situation,
and the economy are finer points of detail that the study must cover when analyzing the
business-environment.4 In a less formal sense the design of the study should cover
relevant material so that when viewing the final report decision-makers will know with
what they are becoming involved.

Staffing a feasibility study is of major importance. Not only must the members be
competent in communication and understanding, but the management selecting the team must
be confident in the abilities of each individual. Communication in international affairs
plays a great role for the fact that different languages spoken and unspoken are involved.
The communication through a translator let alone person-to person communication can be
vastly misconstrued.5 The individual's communication skills should be top-notch in order
to be selected for the team.

The members of the team should also be aware of the cultural factors that play a role in
communication. Cultural interpretation and adaptation are a prerequisite to the
comparative understanding of national and international management practices.6 For
example, during contract negotiations with a Japanese company there are times of long
pronounced silence on the part of the Japanese. They state that the negotiations, (will
take a little longer,( and (this is quite difficult.( From the American perspective one
would become frustrated at the slow pace of the negotiations. From the Japanese point of
view the negotiations are proceeding quite well. Differences such as the one illustrated
must be kept in mind at all times while communicating to any foreign counterpart.7

The placement of the team is dependent upon the profession of the individual. The
accountants obviously speak and gather their information from the counterpart's accounting
offices, and so on. Concerning placement, their daily schedule should allow time for team
meetings. During the meetings, progress and the experiences of each member should be
shared. This sharing of information can bring the team closer together and also allow the
supervisor to measure progress and disseminate any changes in plans.8 As the importance of
correct understanding of the translator and the foreign counterpart are during
communication, the final communication of the study should be understood by the top
decision-makers. When these four steps are taken while conducting a study the measure of
feasibility will become more accurate.

Understanding the importance of proper analyzation of ventures can be seen with the
following example of the Patras Cement Company, SA.9 Yankee Cement Company Inc. of Denver
Colorado needed to approve an expansion of it's subsidiary, Yankee International SA of
Switzerland. The expansion was to build a 500,000-ton cement plant in conjunction with
Titan Cement Co. SA of Athens. The plant would reach full production capacity within two
years after the beginning of construction. Estimates by both Titan and Yankee showed that
total capital needed for the Patras operation was US$15 million. The equipment
manufacturer, F.L. Smidth of Copenhagen would finance 40 percent of capital expenditures,
and another 20 percent would be financed through the National Investment Bank for
Industrial Development, SA. The remaining 60 percent of Patras shares would be equity, of
which 75 percent of shares would be owned by Yankee, and 25 percent of Patras shares would
be owned by Titan.

The international division manager of Yankee, Bob Walbecker, dealt with the Manourpoulos
family, who were the owners of Titan. After establishing the connection with Titan, Mr.
Walbecker continued to establish good rapport between his division and Titan. Ten days
after preliminary negotiations between the two parties Mr. Walbecker was assembling a
feasibility team in Denver, which was Yankees' domestic headquarters. The team consisted
of a market analyst, an accountant, a geologist, a civil engineer, and Mr. Walbecker, who
managed the study. For each American there was a Greek counterpart that translated and
disclosed all information known to Titan. After four years from the start of the study
Yankee expected that personnel within the subsidiary would be able to handle any further
developments.

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