Grey Marketing a Cause for Analysis of Price and Distribution Chain Deficiencies
SMC University, Zug, Switzerland
Review of Business & Finance Case Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 103-113, 2011
The vast majority of grey marketing cases are not discovered until the matter is brought before courts of law or arbitrage tribunal. Because of this, it is hard to build the dynamics of an average case and draw conclusions on the phenomenon in general. This paper observes a real life grey marketing case from its inception to the eventual winding down. This case shows the effects of the grey marketing do not only inflict damage to the bottom line of the original manufacture. They also set consumer expectations for lower product prices. Grey marketing pricing strategy appears to serve as a guideline for pricing policies of makers of competing products entering the market.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: Grey Marketing, Pricing, Distribution Chain, Price Strategy, Competitive Pricing
JEL Classification: M16, M19, M31Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 6, 2012
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