Regional Strategies for Global Leadership
The author also speaks about the five strategies which are used by successful companies with their global strategies or instead of their global strategies. These strategies are home base, portfolio, hub, platform, and mandate. These strategies are listed in increasing number of complexity and some companies apply them in sequence but the swiftest switch from one to another and combine approaches as their markets and businesses develop. The home based strategy describes how companies who want to go global start their international expansion by serving nearby foreign markets from their home base and, usually, manufacturing in their country of origin. And some companies that move In this strategy the home company sets up or acquires business outside the domestic region and the acquired company reports directly to the home base. It is usually the first strategy adopted by companies seeking to establish a presence outside the markets they can serve from home. The main advantage of this strategy is it leads to faster growth in non home regions, better home positions lead to large capital and give the opportunity to survive economic shocks. The hub strategy
Companies who are already in non home bases and want to add value to at regional level adopt this strategy. A hub strategy involves building regional bases, or hubs, that provide a variety of shared resources and services to local (country) operations. A hub strategy is simply a multiregional version of the home base strategy. It should also be noted that multiple hubs can be very independent of one another; the more regions differ in their requirements, the weaker the rationale for hubs to share resources and policies. The platform strategy
Hubs help to spread fixed costs across countries within a region. Interregional platforms go a step further by spreading fixed costs across regions. Most major automakers, for instance, are trying to...
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