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Case
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Reference no. 506-043-1
Subject category: Marketing
Published by: IBS Center for Management Research
Published in: 2006

Abstract

The case presents an overview of Haier's entry and expansion strategies into the Indian consumer durables market. Haier entered India by establishing its own subsidiary in late 2003. Contrary to its competitors, the company adopted the strategy of pricing the products at a premium and providing additional features. Haier consistently worked towards building its brand and developing the distribution network in India. Product innovation had been the core focus of Haier and the company flooded the Indian market with several new products like bottom mounted refrigerators and detergent-free washing machines. Haier also launched mobile phones and unveiled plans to bring out laptops. The case examines the marketing strategies of Haier in India and examines its expansion plans to achieve its goal of capturing 20% of the consumer durable market in India by 2010.

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This item is suitable for postgraduate courses.
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Other setting(s):
2002-2005

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Abstract

The case presents an overview of Haier's entry and expansion strategies into the Indian consumer durables market. Haier entered India by establishing its own subsidiary in late 2003. Contrary to its competitors, the company adopted the strategy of pricing the products at a premium and providing additional features. Haier consistently worked towards building its brand and developing the distribution network in India. Product innovation had been the core focus of Haier and the company flooded the Indian market with several new products like bottom mounted refrigerators and detergent-free washing machines. Haier also launched mobile phones and unveiled plans to bring out laptops. The case examines the marketing strategies of Haier in India and examines its expansion plans to achieve its goal of capturing 20% of the consumer durable market in India by 2010.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for postgraduate courses.

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Location:
Size:
Large
Other setting(s):
2002-2005

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