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dc.contributor.authorChepkorir, Gloria
dc.description.abstractIn today's highly competitive business environment, achieving market penetration is a crucial objective for companies seeking to expand their operations and establish a strong presence in new markets. One essential factor that plays a significant role in successful market penetration is the implementation of effective cultural adaptation strategies. The study's objective was to determine the role of cultural adaptation strategies in the market penetration by Unilever Kenya Ltd. Mike Porter's Competitive Theory and Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory anchored the study in this context. A case study research design was used for the investigation. Content analysis was used to examine the data collected through the interview guide. Unilever's commitment to understanding cultural nuances, social norms, and consumer preferences through extensive research serves as the bedrock for its successful cultural adaptation strategies. Collaboration emerged as a central theme in Unilever's cultural adaptation efforts, as highlighted by the supply chain and logistics manager and the corporate social responsibility manager. Collaborating with local experts, businesses, and organizations allows Unilever to gain valuable insights into the intricacies of diverse cultures and markets. This collaborative approach enables the company to navigate cultural complexities and build credibility within local communities. The innovative use of artificial intelligence (AI) for cultural data analysis, as suggested by the research and development manager, showcases Unilever's commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements in cultural adaptation. Monitoring market share, brand awareness, and long-term financial performance serves as a testament to the company's effectiveness in translating cultural adaptation into concrete business outcomes. Unilever's ability to align its products and marketing messages with diverse cultural contexts signifies a strategic and holistic approach to international market penetration. Moving forward, Unilever Kenya Ltd. can further strengthen its cultural adaptation strategies by considering several key recommendations. Firstly, the company should intensify its investment in continuous cultural research for target markets. Collaborating with local experts, consultants, or partners should be an integral part of this research effort, ensuring a nuanced understanding of cultural complexities. Secondly, Unilever can enhance its cultural adaptation efforts by fostering a culturally competent workforce. This involves not only hiring local talent but also providing ongoing cultural sensitivity training for all employees, especially those in customer-facing roles.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Nairobien_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.titleCultural Adaptation Strategies in the Market Penetration by Unilever Kenya Ltden_US

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