Teco PLC Company Closing Markets in Japan and United States

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British grocery and general merchandise retailer Tesco PLC had announced they were to depart from their international operations within Japan and the United States markets, Tesco had stated that they were to end of such operations due it being unprofitable (Reuters, 2013). This paper seeks out to critically analyse and address the factors which had led to Tesco’s failure in the Japanese and United States market. To aid in justifying the influences in Tesco’s departure relevant international business literature will be evaluated for the suggested reasons for the exit. Furthermore, Part (B) of the paper seeks out to discuss the management of transnational businesses , a range of theories concerning the internationalisation of firms will be compared and contrasted, for instance the explanations presented by Vernon, Johnson and Dunning will aid towards the reasons for the internationalisation process of emerging market multinationals. (Part A) Dunnings Eclectic Paradigm model best describes what had attracted Tesco’s internalisation entering the American and Japanese markets. The Eclectic Paradigm consists of three factors that explains where, how and why the internationalization of a firm entering a new market. Ownership, location and internalization are the three dynamics which makes up the OLI (Dunning, 2001).ownership advantages can be either asset-based or transaction-based, in relation to Tesco the ownership advantage in which the firm had acquired was the lean supply

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