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Case Title:

Branding: The Asian Dilemma

Publication Year :  2010

Authors: P Venkatesh, Sumit Kumar Chaudhuri

Industry: Not Applicable

Region: Asia

Case Code: MM0037

Teaching Note: Available

Structured Assignment: Available


With the ever-increasing lookalikes in the marketplace, Asian companies have realised the need to differentiate themselves, not just on quality but on their identities. From being anonymous suppliers to established brands, Asian businesses have started asserting their identities through strategic branding. Although some Asian businesses still find it a costly idea to embrace, there do exist some success stories of companies who have beaten all odds to create their global brands.

Pedagogical Objective:

  • To discuss the constraints faced by Asian companies while creating international brands
  • To discuss the strategies that can help the Asian companies in establishing global brands.

Keywords : Original equipment manufacturers (OEM), Brands & Branding Case Study, Samsung, Sony, Canon, Interbrand, Pacific Corp, Cheoy Lee, Haier, Asian home gourmet, Lolita Lempicka, Laneige, Strategic branding, Brand marketing, BenQ, Euro 2004


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