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The primary audience for this report is managers involved with the highest levels of the strategic planning process, and consultants who help their clients with this task. The user will not only benefit from the hundreds of hours that went into the methodology and its application, but also from its alternative perspective on strategic planning in Kuwait.
This report helps executives evaluate strategic investment and entry alternatives in Kuwait. In order to evaluate Kuwait, Icon Group International, Inc. draws on a methodology developed by Professor Philip Parker at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. The methodology decomposes a country's strategic potential along two key dimensions: (1) latent demand, and (2) accessibility. A country may have very high latent demand, yet have low accessibility, making it a less attractive market than many smaller potential countries having higher levels of accessibility.
This report provides a strategic profile of Kuwait along these lines. Throughout the discussion, literally hundreds of statistics on Kuwait are benchmarked against regional and global averages. The reader can thus quickly understand where Kuwait fits into the regional and global perspective. The report first investigates the economic fundamentals affecting Kuwait. These fundamentals are the source for Kuwait's latent demand. Then, the subsequent chapters detail Kuwait's accessibility. This evaluation covers a number of entry alternatives, including export strategies, and local direct investment strategies. If a firm decides to have a local presence in Kuwait, this requires a strategic understanding of local business conditions. The conditions investigated in this report include local marketing (advertising, distribution, pricing issues) and entry strategies (opening an office, joint venturing, etc.), as well as human resources management (labor laws, costs, regulations). Because local presence can...
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This report is one of many published by the Consumer Products Research Group, a division of Icon Group International, Inc. Other titles we have published of relevance include: -- Bicycles and Cycling Accessories in United Kingdom, 1997 -- Camping & Hiking Equipment in Taiwan, 1999 -- Camping Equipment in Canada, 1997 -- Camping Equipment in United Kingdom, 1998 -- Fishing Tackle in Japan, 1997 -- Fitness and Gymnasium Equipment in Malaysia, 1996 -- Fitness Equipment in Chile, 1997 -- Fitness Equipment in Taiwan, 1999 -- Fitness Equipment in United Arab Emirates, 1999 -- Golf and Tennis Sporting Goods Equipment in Mexico, 1997 -- Golf and the Golf Industry in Europe in Germany, 1997 -- Golf Equipment in Australia, 1999 -- Golf Equipment in Germany, 1998 -- Golf Equipment in Japan, 1998 -- Golf Equipment in Singapore, 1998 -- Golf Equipment in Switzerland, 1999 -- Golf Equipment in Taiwan, 1995 -- Golf Sports Equipment in Austria, 1995 -- Home Fitness Equipment in United Kingdom, 1996 -- Hunting and Shooting Equipment in France, 1996 -- Hunting Equipment and Accessories in Germany, 1999 -- In-Line Skating Market in United Kingdom, 1999 -- Indoor Sports Equipment in Egypt, 1995 -- Marine Recreation Equipment in Indonesia, 1996 -- Market for Golf Equipment in Netherlands, 1998 -- Sporting and Recreation Equipment in Germany, 1996 -- Sporting and Recreation Goods in Costa Rica, 1996 -- Sporting Equipment in Belgium, 1996 -- Sporting Equipment in Kuwait, 1996 -- Sporting Equipment in Vietnam, 1998 -- Sporting Goods - Hockey Equipment in Australia, 1996 -- Sporting Goods Apparel in Taiwan, 1998 -- Sporting Goods in Argentina, 1996 -- Sporting Goods in Mexico, 1996 -- Sporting Goods in Poland, 1998 -- Sporting Goods in Singapore, 1999 -- Sporting Goods in Sweden, 1997 -- Sporting Goods in Thailand, 1998 -- Sporting Goods in Turkey, 1997 -- Sports and Fitness Equipment in Egypt, 1999 -- The Snowboard Market in France, 1997 -- The Sporting Goods Market in Poland, 1996 -- Wellness and Fitness in Japan, 1996 -- Winter Sports Equipment and Accessories in Italy, 1998
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