Volvo Trucks (A)
Volvo Trucks has worked on a global strategy for several decades. Beginning in the mid-1970s, the company decided to enter the largest market for trucks: the United States. Over time, the company has struggled to get a significant share of the U.S. market and at the same time integrate operations around the world into a truly global strategy. However, the competitive structure (five-force model) differs significantly between Europe and the United States, and in spite of heavy investments, the global synergies seem far-fetched. This case illustrates clearly that entry and penetration of a market is a learning process for Volvo, where the initial strategic logic and underlying assumptions have to be changed several times.
- 2002 HBS
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