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    . Cemex has a stronger preference for acquisition over greenfield ventures as an entry mode. Why? Cemex believed that it could create significant value by acquiring inefficient cement companies in other markets and transferring it skills in customer service marketing information and technology and...
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    3. Why CEMEX preferred equity entry mode (mainly acquisition) instead of non-equity entry mode (such as exporting) in its international expansion? Use relevant IB theory to support your argument. CEMEX opted for the acquisition based method of entry to a foreign country due to the increasingly difficult...
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    FDI because CEMEX entered into many countries and bought domestic cement businesses instead of licensing. CEMEX has a great system and needs to protect it from competitors. 2.What value does CEMEX bring to a host economy? Can you see any potential drawbacks of inward investment by CEMEX in an economy...
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    management Focus on Cemex and then answer the following question: a. Which theoretical explanation, or explanations, of FDI best explains Cemex’s FDI? b. What value does Cemex bring to a host economy? Can you see any potential drawbacks of Cemex’s inward investment in an economy? c. Cemex has a strong preference...
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    Knickerbocker’s theory of FDI. Which theory do you think offers the best explanations of the historical pattern of FDI? Why? Although Knickerbocker’s theory and its extensions can help to explain imitative FDI behavior by firms in oligopolistic industries, it does not explain why the first firm in an oligopoly...
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    joint-venture entry mode for Starbucks over entering through wholly owned subsidiaries? On occasion, Starbucks has chosen a wholly owned subsidiary to control its foreign expansion (e.g., in Britain and Thailand). Whv? Which theory of FDI best explains the intemational expansion strategy Starbucks adopted...
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  • Foreign Direct Investment by Cemex
    profitable and controllable option which they felt would stimulate the fast growth of the company. When looking at the theories of FDI, it is easy to see why Cemex preferred a direct investment instead of the other options of penetrating these markets. Exporting was eliminated as an option right-off-the-bat due...
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    The goal of our coverage of FDI is to understand the pattern of FDI that occurs between countries, and why firms undertake FDI and become multinational in their operations as well as why firms undertake FDI rather than simply exporting products or licensing their know-how. The opening case...
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    direct foreign investment. A comparison of Walmart’s entry strategy and Carrefour's is described. QUESTION 1: How would you characterize Carrefour’s investment in India? Why was India an attractive destination for the company? ANSWER 1: India is a “leading emerging retail market.” Walmart and...
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    Thus, the company wants to hear my opinion on the contract. How will you solve that tension? In this situation, I would attempt to persuade my supervisor that the company should not enter the Chinese market, because I do not want to be ignorant of wrongdoing even though I can see it. I believe...
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    versus Greenfield Investments The Shift to Services THEORIES OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT Why Foreign Direct Investment Management Focus: Foreign Direct Investment by Cemex The Pattern of Foreign Direct Investment The Eclectic Paradigm POLITICAL IDEOLOGY AND FOREIGN...
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    OREIGN Learning Objectives IRECT • Examine how FDI is implemented in different types • Identify the factors that influence FDI • Understand why and how host government encourage FDI inflow NVESTMENT 1 2 1 FDI occurs when a firm invests directly in facilities to produce and/or...
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  • Cemex's Foreign Direct Investment
    largest cement manufacturer, Cemex, has transformed itself from a primarily Mexican operation into the third-largest cement company in the world behind Holcim of Switzerland and Lafarge Group of France with 2005 sales of $15 billion and more than $2 billion in net profits. Cemex has long been a powerhouse...
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  • Cemex (a): Building the Global Framework (1985–
    In September 2004, Lorenzo Zambrano, the chairman and CEO of Mexican cement maker CEMEX, sat in his gleaming modern office in the IBM Tower in New York City, an office suite similar in look and feel to CEMEX’s international headquarters in Monterrey, Mexico. He was feeling both exhilarated and nervous...
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    After securing the Mexican market by acquiring the two largest cement companies in Mexico, CEMEX started its internationalization process through exports, mainly targeting the United States. After the 1990 rupture when the US government imposed trade sanctions (58% countervailing duty on CEMEX’s exports)...
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    29, 2004 PANKAJ GHEMAWAT The Globalization of CEMEX CEMEX executives sometimes characterized the company’s international operations as a “ring of grey gold,” comprising commitments to high-growth markets, mostly developing and mostly falling in a band that circled the globe north of the Equator...
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    PANKAJ GHEMAWAT The Globalization of CEMEX Geographic diversification enables us to operate in multiple regions with different business cycles. For the long term, we are trying to ensure that no one market accounts for more than one third of our business. Yet we do not diversify simply to balance cyclic...
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    Mexican Multinationals: Insights from CEMEX Donald R. Lessard Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management Sloan School of Management Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA dlessard@mit.edu Rafael Lucea George Washington School of Business The George Washington University...
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    What benefits have CEMEX and the other global competitors in cement derived from globalization? More broadly, how can cross-border activities add value in an industry as apparently localized as cement? - Reduction of tariffs associated with exporting - Due to internationalization these companies...
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