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Strategic Differences and Acquisition Strategies

Research the Internet to find an annual report for an organization with headquarters in the United States and a similar organization headquartered in Asia. What strategic differences can you observe? Why do you suppose these differences exist?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a merger strategy and an acquisition strategy? Provide an example of when you would likely use a merger strategy and when you would likely use an acquisition strategy.

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Research the Internet to find an annual report for an organization with headquarters in the United States and a similar organization headquartered in Asia. What strategic differences can you observe? Why do you suppose these differences exist?

Let us take the case of automobile giant Ford which is headquartered in USA and Tata Motors, a leading automobile manufacturer based in India. If we compare the passenger car division of both the companies, Ford's focus has been mostly large vehicles whereas Tata Motors has focused on small, compact and fuel efficient vehicles as it mostly targets price sensitive markets such as India and numerous weak and developing markets such as African nations. The world's cheapest automobile costing less than $2500 was launched by Tata. The main reason for pursuing this strategy is that Tata Motors is strongly focused on the needs and preferences of customers in emerging markets and leverages on its low cost manufacturing capabilities to tap the lower segment of the automobile market.

Ford Motors, on the ...

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Discusses strategic differences between organizations headquartered in USA versus organizations headquartered in Asia.

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