The primary audience for this report is managers involved with the highest levels of the strategic planning process, and consultants who help their clients with this task. The user will not only benefit from the hundreds of hours that went into the methodology and its application, but also from its alternative perspective on strategic planning in Switzerland.
This report helps executives evaluate strategic investment and entry alternatives in Switzerland. In order to evaluate Switzerland, Icon Group International, Inc. draws on a methodology developed by Professor Philip Parker at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. The methodology decomposes a country's strategic potential along two key dimensions: (1) latent demand, and (2) accessibility. A country may have very high latent demand, yet have low accessibility, making it a less attractive market than many smaller potential countries having higher levels of accessibility.
This report provides a strategic profile of Switzerland along these lines. Throughout the discussion, literally hundreds of statistics on Switzerland are benchmarked against regional and global averages. The reader can thus quickly understand where Switzerland fits into the regional and global perspective. The report first investigates the economic fundamentals affecting Switzerland. These fundamentals are the source for Switzerland's latent demand. Then, the subsequent chapters detail Switzerland's accessibility. This evaluation covers a number of entry alternatives, including export strategies, and local direct investment strategies. If a firm decides to have a local presence in Switzerland, this requires a strategic understanding of local business conditions. The conditions investigated in this report include local marketing (advertising, distribution, pricing issues) and entry strategies (opening an office, joint venturing, etc.), as well as human resources management (labor laws,...
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Our publications provide timely and reliable market information as a complement to strategic planning processes. For a price well below the cost of a round-trip business-class ticket, the executive has access to the basic factors driving strategic planning. As such, our reports are a 'one-stop' shop by giving coverage on economic and political issues, as well as analyzing human resources, entry strategies and legal risks. With offices in Europe, Africa and the United States, Icon Group International has a number of specialty research groups. This report was published by the Healthcare Research Group.From the Author:
This report is one of many published by the Healthcare Research Group, a division of Icon Group International, Inc. Other titles we have published of relevance include: -- Dental Equipment and Products in Austria, 1999 -- Dental Equipment and Products in Belgium, 1999 -- Dental Equipment and Supplies in Canada, 1997 -- Dental Equipment and Supplies in Denmark, 1999 -- Dental Equipment and Supplies in Italy, 1999 -- Dental Equipment and Supplies Market in Kazakhstan, 1999 -- Dental Equipment in Czech Republic, 1998 -- Dental Equipment in France, 1999 -- Dental Equipment in Netherlands, 1999 -- Dental Equipment in Poland, 1997 -- Dental Equipment in Sweden, 1996 -- Dental Equipment in Switzerland, 1999 -- Dental Equipment Market in China, 1999 -- Dental Materials in Mexico, 1997
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