Companies have long taken 'going global' to mean having a physical presence at locations everywhere. It has meant executives in transit and bricks-and-mortar facilities on the ground. Based on extensive field interviews with executives at 35 different MNCs, our research shows that an increasing number of companies are succeeding overseas without massive foreign investment by adopting the global business model we call netchising. This new business model relies on the Internet for procurement, sales, and maintaining customer relationships, and non-equity partnership arrangements to provide direct customer interfaces and local adaptation and delivery of products and services. Netchising offers potentially huge benefits over traditional exporting or foreign direct investment approaches to globalization.
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- Geography, Planning and Development
- Strategy and Management