Planning the Impossible with Lighting Solutions: A Strategy to Enter Brazil

Sylvain Charlebois, Meera Haque, Caleigh Nevin, Alicia Savile, Dana Husain, Maggie Chen, Benjamin Bickers, Dave Howard


Metalumen, a Guelph-based lighting solutions manufacturer, is considering the Brazilian market. For Canadian companies, the Brazilian market is not only difficult to enter, but it is also difficult to understand. In this paper, a strategy for Metalumen to enter the Brazilian market is explored. Based on a review of the literature, segmentation, mode of entry and distribution strategies are suggested. Data was also collected by a group who went to Sao Paolo to validate assumptions onsite. The paper suggests that Metalumen, will have the greatest success in entering the market using a Strategic International Alliance (SIA) strategy. Other dimensions of international marketing in Brazil are also presented.

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