Evaluating market potential in emerging markets using marketing data

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dc.contributor.advisor Kartte, Dunja
dc.contributor.postgraduate Verster, Kia
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-18T08:56:14Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-18T08:56:14Z
dc.date.created 2014-04-30
dc.date.issued 2014-06-18
dc.description Dissertation (MBA)--University of Pretoria, 2013. en_US
dc.description.abstract This research focuses on the use of marketing data as a tool with which to evaluate potential in emerging markets. The literature reviewed gave valuable insight into existing approaches to evaluation of market potential, and some of the limitations these approaches face in emerging markets. Specifically, these focus on the data deficit in emerging markets, and lack of granularity in the data that exist. The literature also highlights the expertise and information which is available within the marketing fraternity, which has failed to be translated into strategic business insight in the context of new market entry. The integration of the two disciplines of marketing and market entry provides market-seeking firms with valuable new data on which to base decisions, as well as offering marketers with an opportunity to demonstrate their value as a source of strategic insight. The literature reviewed resulted in the formulation of hypotheses predicting a relationship between the independent variable, marketing data, and the dependent variable, market potential. These were further evaluated in terms of relative strength when compared to existing tools: macro economic data, and the Market Potential Index. Finally the data was analysed at a regional level to determine whether marketing data could be used to analyse market potential at a finer level of granularity than was previously possible. The study relied on secondary data, collected from a number of freely available online databases covering ten African countries over a period of six-years. This was in line with the objectives of the study, which aim to provide market-seeking firms with an alternative tool for evaluating potential without making significant investments in upfront data gathering. Regression analysis was conducted to determine the nature of each of the relationships specified in the hypotheses, and the results were assessed to determine statistical significance and the strength of correlation. It was found that marketing data shows a strong, and statistically significant relationship with market potential. This exhibited greater correlation than either of the existing tools – as well as be applied at a regional level. This finding indicates the value of adding marketing data to the set of tools used for market evaluation, and demonstrates the value that exists within the marketing fraternity as a source of relevant and reliable data and strategic insight. en_US
dc.description.availability Unrestricted en_US
dc.description.degree MBA
dc.description.department Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) en
dc.description.librarian pagibs2014 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Verster, K 2014-06-18, Evaluating market potential in emerging markets using marketing data, MBA Mini Dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/40282>
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/40282
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria. en_US
dc.subject UCTD
dc.subject Market research en_US
dc.subject International business enterprises en_US
dc.title Evaluating market potential in emerging markets using marketing data en_US
dc.type Mini Dissertation en_US


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