We inhabit a global village in which international marketers are encouraged to think and act with both global and local interests in mind. The enlargement of the European Union (EU) in January 2007 has created a 27 member state EU with a population of nearly half a billion. The purpose of this article is therefore to examine the nature of these differences in so far as they impact on the segmentation decisions made by international marketers. This article examines the literature on culture, identity, and self-concept and presents empirical results showing the diversity of these concepts within three countries that are now full EU members - the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.
|Pages (from-to)||193 - 215|
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Journal of East European Management Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2008|
- International Marketing
- EU enlargement