Why do you think Tesco made this decision?


How is the U.S. market different from other markets that Tesco has entered?




Licensing proprietary technology to foreign competitors is the best way to give up a firm’s competitive advantage. Discuss.




Discuss how the need for control over foreign operations varies with firms’ strategies and core competencies. What are the implications for the choice of entry mode?




. A small Canadian firm that has developed valuable new medical products using its unique biotechnology know-how is trying to decide how best to serve the European Union market. Its choices are given below.


The cost of investment in manufacturing facilities will be a major one for the Canadian firm, but it is not outside its reach. If these are the firm’s only options, which one would you advise it to choose? Why?


a. Manufacture the products at home, and let foreign sales agents handle marketing.


b. Manufacture the products at home, and set up a wholly owned subsidiary in Europe to handle marketing


. c. Enter into an alliance with a large European pharmaceutical firm. The products would be manufactured in Europe by the 50–50 joint venture and marketed by the European firm.