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Title: Marketing strategy fit and performance in export product-market ventures : the case of Thailand
Author: Chirapanda, Suthawan
ISNI:       0000 0004 2718 8541
Awarding Body: University of Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 2007
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Increasing globalisation has led to new challenges for companies III developing their marketing strategies, as they must actively engage III international markets to increase their profits, sales volume and sales growth. This empirical study developed and tested a theoretically anchored model of export marketing strategy adaptation and performance. This study conducted a postal survey with 197 participants from Thai manufacturers with significant involvement in exporting. The unit of analysis was the individual export product- market ventures. Advanced statistical techniques were utilised in order to assess the validity and reliability of measurement scales and test the hypothetical relationships between the constructs included in the research model. The role of fit was applied as a systematic approach for the design and implementation of effective marketing strategies. The study addressed an important gap in the literature by defining and conceptualising environmental factors that influence the degree of export marketing programme adaptation and its imnpact on export performance. The results indicated that the degree of environment dissimilarity between the home and export markets positively related to the extent of export marketing strategy adaptation. Two types of fit- residual analysis and ideal profile approaches- have confirmed that the proper fit between the degree of export marketing strategy adaptation and environmental factors significantly leads to superior export performance outcomes. Different export markets have different environmental issues, leading to different export performances outcomes. With this situation-specific analysis, companies should perform a separate analysis and assessment of the environment in each foreign target market in order to develop an appropriate marketing strategy with respect to each individual foreign market. In order to achieve superior performance outcomes, the extent of export marketing strategy adaptation must fit the environment in a particular situation. III.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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