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Im Assignment 1-7-11

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Semester “Spring 2011”

International Marketing (MKT630)
Assignment No. 02 Marks: 15

Concept: Market segmentation is the process of dividing a market into distinct subsets (segments) that behave in the same way or have similar needs. Because each segment is fairly homogeneous in their needs and attitudes, they are likely to respond similarly to a given marketing strategy.

Scenario: Mr. Kaleem Ullah is planning to open a garments factory with the brand name of High Fashion. The whole setup for the business has been established in Lahore. He has requested his manager for the market research as he has not yet decided that either he should go for men’s wear or kid’s wear. He is also confused that whether he should sell his product in local market or exports his product. He has asked following question from his manager: Q1. Is there any benefit if we survey the market or conduct a macro analysis before finalizing the product? (5 marks) Q2. On which bases we divide market in to distinct subsets? (5 marks) Q3. With the same business setup, what is cheapest and easiest way to go international? (5 marks)

Let’s suppose that you are his manager. What will be your answer of above mentioned questions?

Objectives: Learn the application of Market segmentation, market research and mode of entry in international business. Examiner’s Note: A special instruction regarding how to attempt the assignment is given in the announcement and in the assignment file because it has been observed that many site and blogs are promoting the culture of cheating and copy/paste among the students and adversely damaging the grades and career of VU students. You all are requested not to copy or read such sub-standard answer that not only kills the creativity but also sabotage the career as well.

2. internet. It is advised to compose your document in MS-Word 2003. For guidance search “APA reference style” in Google and read various website containing information for better understanding or visit http://linguistics.html Every student will work individually and has to write in the form of an analytical assignment.youtube.edu/faculty/henrichsenl/apa/APA01. This extra time should only be used to meet the emergencies and above mentioned due dates should always be treated as final to avoid any inconvenience. (Mid-Night) Due Date and Time July 1st . Important Instructions: Please read the following instructions carefully before attempting the assignment solution.M.byu. No assignment will be accepted through e-mail once the solution has been uploaded by the instructor. Solution guidelines: • Use APA style for referencing and citation. journals etc… .M.com/vu. • • • Rules for Marking Please note that your assignment will not be graded or graded as Zero (0) if: • • • • It has been submitted after due date The file you uploaded does not open or is corrupt It is in any format other than . Schedule Opening Date and Time June 27th . For acquiring the relevant knowledge don’t rely only on handouts but watch the video lectures and use other reference books also. 01 to lecture no 36 and reading handouts as well as recommended text book). 2011 At 12:01 A. there will be negative marking for irrelevant material.doc (MS. Use black and blue font colors only. Formatting guidelines: • • • Use the font style “Times New Roman” and font size “12”. Deadline: • Make sure that you upload the solution file before the due date. (Mid-Night) Note: Only in the case of Assignment.Important Tips 1. 2011 At 11:59 P. Video lectures can be downloaded for free from www. Give the answer according to question. books. Word) It is cheated or copied from other students. 24 Hrs extra / grace period after the above mentioned due date is usually available to overcome uploading difficulties which may be faced by the students on last date. This Assignment can be best attempted from the knowledge acquired after watching video lecture no.

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