Lobalisation , the World Economy and MNEs mini essay

ESSAY QUESTION: Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) was one of Canadas largest companies in early 2008.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of entering into emerging markets, and assess the extent to which RIMs strategy for those markets has been successful.

NOTES:
When answering the first part of the question refer to the slides attached week 8 a?emerging marketsa. Slide 4 gives a definition of emerging markets and slide 6 summarizes the advantages and disadvantages. The following slides then add to this. It is IMPORTANT to use the slides and the content within and also other sources.
The second part of the question is related to the case study which I have attached.

note i have attached a plan with relevant reference list and how to answer the q, and lecture slides which NEED to be used, and the case study of RIM which also NEEDS to be used for the second part of the question

Lobalisation , the World Economy and MNEs mini essay

ESSAY QUESTION: Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) was one of Canadas largest companies in early 2008.
RIM have four options in which to choose between before expanding into foreign markets. These are: 1. Do more 2. Grow and expand. 3. Increase acquisitions 4. Go global (a detailed table of pros and cons is attached as well as an RIM case study). What do you think RIM should have done (which option) and why?

NOTES:
IT IS IMPERATIVE YOU REFER TO THE TABLE ATTACHED a?OPTIONS FOR RIM EXPANSIONa THIS GIVES A DETAILED OUTLINE OF THE PROS AND CONS OF EACH OPTION. ALSO I HAVE ATTACHED THE RIM CASE STUDY WHICH NEEDS TO BE READ TO UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION MORE CLEARLY

note i have attached a plan with references and also a table which needs to be read which outlines all the pros and cons before making a decision on which option. the case study is also attached which needs to be read

Lobalisation , the World Economy and MNEs mini essay

ESSAY QUESTION: Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) was one of Canadas largest companies in early 2008.
Using the RIM case study attached and the lecture slides attached entitled MNEs and Emerging MarketsI?? discuss the advantages and disadvantages of entering into emerging markets for RIM which are in China and India, and assess the extent to which RIMs strategy for those markets has been successful.

NOTES:

i have attached a plan including references and information to follow.

THE MAIN ADVANTAGES THAT SHOULD BE DISCUSSED ARE: TARGET MARKETS, MANUFACTURING BASES AND OUTSOURCING DESTINATIONS (all in the lecture slides)
THE MAIN DISADVANTAGES THAT SHOULD BE DISCUSSED ARE POLITICAL INTRICACY, BUREAUCRACY, AND WEAK IPR PROTECTION (all in the lecture slides)
IT IS IMPORTANT TO RELATE EACH ADVANTAGE AND DISADVANTAGE TO THAT OF CHINA AND INDIA.

Extra notes from the case study:
THERE IS A LARGE POTENTIAL FOR PENETRATING INTO THE DEVELOPING MARKETS, SUCH AS INDIA OR CHINA.
India: India has high system development because of talented and trained people who can be employed with minimal training. However, India wanted access to RIMs information because of fear of terrorism. RIM had to give the information because they wanted to succeed and to succeed you need to be on the same page as the government.
China: RIM has little experience in acquisitions, one in Israel and a few more not mentioned in the case which are in CHINA and Saudi Arabia. So they already have a bit of experience in China.
Many companies are setting up their R+D in China. China is emerging as a new center for innovation.
There are location specific advantages which could be considered such as low cost labor in China and talented employees.

Lobalisation , the World Economy and MNEs mini essay

ESSAY QUESTION: Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) was one of Canadas largest companies in early 2008.
Comparing the emerging markets of India and China. In relation to RIM critically evaluate India and Chinas location-specific advantages and explain why the countries are attractive to RIM. Discuss aspects such as location-specific advantages for production, relationships with host government, and timing of entry e.g first mover advantage? (they may not be first mover any more), and competition with foreign/local firms. Conclude by specifying which market RIM should have targeted.

NOTES:

I have attached a plan with relevant references and things to that need to be included in the essay from the case study

It might be sensible to compare each point in separate paragraphs e.g. location specific production in one, timing of entry in another etc…

Foreign countries must offer location specific advantages to motivate the company to enter there. This also depends on the companyas interests, motives, etc. e.g. oil producing countries is attractive to oil companies.THINK ABOUT RIM WHEN ANSWERING THE QUESTION.


Information related to the case in regards to China and India. THIS INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE ESSAY!

THERE IS A LARGE POTENTIAL FOR PENETRATING INTO THE DEVELOPING MARKETS, SUCH AS INDIA OR CHINA.
India: India has high system development because of talented and trained people who can be employed with minimal training. However, India wanted access to RIMas information because of fear of terrorism. RIM had to give the information because they wanted to succeed and to succeed you need to be on the same page as the government.
China: RIM has little experience in acquisitions, one in Israel and a few more not mentioned in the case which are in CHINA and Saudi Arabia. So they already have a bit of experience in China.
Many companies are setting up their R+D in China. China is emerging as a new center for innovation.
There are location specific advantages which could be considered such as low cost labour in China and talented employees.