Evaluating Markets to Invest Abroad

Before you start working on the case, you must read the “Foreign Direct Investment” attachment.

You have to evaluate the 10 countries listed in the case:

  1. Australia, 2. Bulgaria, 3. Qatar, 4. Serbia, 5. Argentina, 6. Malaysia, 7. Botswana, 8. Kenya, 9. Uruguay, 10. Costa Rica.

In the conclusion, you must approve 5 countries and Reject the other 5countries based on the facts of your research.

This case deals with key considerations when planning an international expansion through direct investment in select foreign markets.

Use ONLY these websites for research:(if you are going to cite, you can do it from all the websites mentioned below) please cite all websites on the references page)

OECD iLibrary (formerly SourceOECD) – https://data.oecd.org/

World Bank eLibraryhttp://www.worldbank.org/en/where-we-work

World Bank, Open Data https://data.worldbank.org/

CIA – The World Factbook 

Countries Pages from the U.S. Department of State

You are required to respond the following questions based on each dimension per country:

Question 1: Identify the key criteria and considerations that need to be taken into account in evaluating BDFSI entry in the proposed foreign markets.

Question 2: Of the countries under consideration, which five would be most suitable for the immediate establishment of a BFSI subsidiary? Highlight the key issues for each of the selected countriesand discuss the reasoning behind your recommendation.

Questions 3: Which countries would be unsuitable for a BFSI subsidiary at this time, and what are the basic shortcomings in each case?

Dimension 1: Major Cultural economic, social and legal environments faced by organizations

Dimension 2: Develop multiple strategies for the challenges of doing business in a global environment

Dimension 3: Assess the needs and justify the advantages accruing from expanding into international markets

Dimension 4: Demonstrate appropriate responses to cultural diversity in a global economy

For each of the 5 selected countries, as part of the conclusion, you have to recommend if the subsidiary is a Greenfield Investment or an Acquisition of a Foreign Enterprise. (refer to the figure 1)


Last Updated on January 7, 2021