Explain the strategy of direct and indirect exporting.

Prior to beginning this discussion, please read Chapter 8: Importing, Exporting, and Sourcing, and Chapter 9: Global Market-Entry Strategies: Licensing, Investment, and Strategic Alliances in your text. First, select one of these companies:

Walmart, Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, McDonald’s, or Target. In your initial post, Explain the strategy of direct and indirect exporting, and licensing and franchising, and how the company you selected above used these strategies when entering the global economy.

What prior research was conducted? How well did they understand their target marketing environment? Analyze the export marketing strategies the companies used.

What decisions were made concerning product design, pricing, distribution channels, advertising, and communications—the marketing mix?

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