international business 125

I want a two(2) different study case answers based on the case attached and you might use other sources from internet and the questions is:

Questions

  1. Before 1997, Diebold manufactured its ATM machines in the United States and sold them internationally via distribution agreements, first with Philips Electronics NV and then with IBM. Why do you think Diebold choose this mode of expanding internationally? What were the advantages and disadvantages of this arrangement?
  1. What do you think prompted Diebold to change its international expansion strategy in 1997 and start setting up wholly owned subsidiaries in most markets? Why do you think the company favored acquisitions as an entry mode?
  2. Diebold entered China via a joint venture, as opposed to a wholly owned subsidiary. Why do you think it did this?
  3. Is Diebold pursuing a global standardization strategy or a localization strategy? Do you think this choice of strategy has affected its choice of entry

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