|Review the corporate strategy of AB Electrolux.
As the social and demographic trends continue to evolve so do the opportunities afforded to Electrolux. The most significant demographic shift globally is the growing middle class in Asia, which includes families with incomes between US$6,000 and US$30,000. It is estimated that by 2030 there will be 3 billion more people in the global middle class than there were in 2013. (Ernst & Young, 2013)
Correlated with rising incomes worldwide, homeownership has also increased at a substantial rate giving rise to increased demand for consumer durables such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers. (Electrolux, 2013)
Electrolux (2013) Electrolux 2013 Annual Report.
Ernst & Young (2013) Hitting the sweet spot.
Use Barney’s VRIO framework to analyze the competencies of Electrolux.
Discuss whether AB Electrolux can compete with local Chinese consumer manufacturers.