The aim of this article is to investigate the relevance of an alternative entry mode, the incubator concept. Such an alternative entry mode like the so-called incubator is increasingly being used as a shortcut or bridge to a distant market. In-depth qualitative research on a selected case (Kelsen Group selling butter cookies to India) reveals the reasoning behind the entry mode choice of a company entering an emergent market (India). The incubator option provides the opportunity for a company to bridge the ‘gap’ between a low-control entry mode (e.g. importer or distributor) and high-control entry mode (e.g. wholly owned sales subsidiary), without involving too high risks and still keep a reasonable level of control.
|Tidsskrift||Transnational Marketing Journal|
|Status||Udgivet - 15. jul. 2014|