In this paper a marketing resource allocation model is developed that is intended as a decision support tool for management at a country level in a multinational multiproduct firm. At the same time overall company objectives and portfolio considerations are taken into account by imposing a set of constraints on the countries. Output of the models from the different countries can help corporate management in allocating resources to countries and in evaluating the short term opportunity cost of its strategic constraints. As such, the model is seen as a first step in working towards hierarchically linked allocation models. © 1984.
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