Country Notebook

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PART SIX

Country Notebook
THE COUNTRY NOTEBOOKA GUIDE FOR DEVELOPING A MARKETING PLAN
TH E CO UN TRY N O TEB O O K O U TLI N E
Cultural Analysis Economic Analysis Market Audit and Competitive Market Analysis Preliminary Marketing Plan

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Supplementary Material In each guideline, specific points must be adapted to reflect a company’s products and/or services. The decision as to the appropriateness of specific data and the depth of coverage depends on company objectives, product characteristics, and the country market. Some points in the guidelines are unimportant for some countries or some products and should be ignored. Preceding chapters of this book provide specific content suggestions for the topics in each
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Primary education (quality, levels of development, etc.) b. Secondary education (quality, levels of development, etc.) c. Higher education (quality, levels of development, etc.) 2. Literacy rates C. Political system 1. Political structure 2. Political parties 3. Stability of government 4. Special taxes 5. Role of local government

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D. Legal system 1. Organization of the judiciary system 2. Code, common, socialist, or Islamic-law country? 3. Participation in patents, trademarks, and other conventions E. Social organizations 1. Group behavior 2. Social classes 3. Clubs, other organizations 4. Race, ethnicity, and subcultures F. Business customs and practices Religion and aesthetics A. Religion and other belief systems 1. Orthodox doctrines and structures 2. Relationship with the people 3. Which religions are prominent? 4. Membership of each religion 5. Any powerful or influential cults? B. Aesthetics 1. Visual arts (fine arts, plastics, graphics, public art, colors, etc.) 2. Music 3. Drama, ballet, and other performing arts 4. Folklore and relevant symbols Living conditions A. Diet and nutrition 1. Meat and vegetable consumption rates 2. Typical meals 3. Malnutrition rates 4. Foods available B. Housing 1. Types of housing available 2. Do most people own or rent? 3. Do most people live in one-family dwellings or with other families? C. Clothing 1. National dress 2.

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