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Ford Motors’ (India) Specific Strategies using Information Systems

Published on None 2011 by Ernest Johnson, Silas Sargunam
Wireless Information Networks & Business Information System
Foundation of Computer Science USA
WINBIS - Number 2
None 2011
Authors: Ernest Johnson, Silas Sargunam
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Ernest Johnson, Silas Sargunam . Ford Motors’ (India) Specific Strategies using Information Systems. Wireless Information Networks & Business Information System. WINBIS, 2 (None 2011), 1-5.

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author = { Ernest Johnson, Silas Sargunam },
title = { Ford Motors’ (India) Specific Strategies using Information Systems },
journal = { Wireless Information Networks & Business Information System },
issue_date = { None 2011 },
volume = { WINBIS },
number = { 2 },
month = { None },
year = { 2011 },
issn = 0975-8887,
pages = { 1-5 },
numpages = 5,
url = { /proceedings/winbis/number2/2057-204/ },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
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Abstract

Upon entering a country, multinational companies normally have the tendency to extend the same strategies, which had been successfully applied in other parts of the world. However, over a period of time, they learn the unique characteristics of the market and develop appropriate strategies suitable for the host countries. Following the policy liberalization of the Government of India in 1991, a number of multinational car companies entered the country. These companies launched big cars assuming that the small car owners in India would immediately upgrade to them. Ford India Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of Ford Motors launched Ford Escort. These cars were considered to be quite bigger cars and the Indian buyers shunned them. These companies, which had established huge manufacturing facilities in the country, faced poor utilization of capacity. Ford India Ltd also faced the same crisis. This paper deals with the India specific strategies developed by Ford India Ltd using information technology. Limited Edition strategy, Product adaptation strategy and used car strategy have been chronologically dealt with. It also elaborately narrates the hardships faced by the company in the process of implementing these strategies as well as the outcome of these strategies.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

information systems technology multinational information strategies