Review the Management Focus “Tesco’s International Growth

Strategy,” and then

 answer the following questions:

a. Why did Tesco’s initial international expansion strategy focus on

developing nations?

b. How does Tesco create value in its international operations?

c. In Asia, Tesco has a history of entering into joint-venture agreements

with local partners.

 What are the benefits of doing this for Tesco?

What are the risks?

 How are those risks mitigated?

d. When Tesco decided to enter the United States, this represented a

departure from its historic strategy of focusing on developing nations.

Why do you think Tesco made this decision? 

How is the U.S. market

different from other markets that Tesco has entered?