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International Tea Marketing and Need for Reviving Sri Lankan Tea Industry

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Mohamed Ismail Mujahid Hilal ,

South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, LK
About Mohamed Ismail Mujahid

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Management & Commerce

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Kaldeen Mohamed Mubarak

South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, LK
About Kaldeen Mohamed
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Management & Commerce
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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to analyze present trend of Sri Lankan tea industry and to identify problems in international marketing of tea. Qualitative methodology was adopted in this study. Checklist was prepared and researchers interviewed twenty six experts from tea exporting and marketing companies in Sri Lanka. Any strategy that will enhance the competitiveness in terms of sustaining competitive advantage globally is held up by high cost of production. Therefore, it is recommended that Sri Lanka needs to follow one of the best international entry modes to market tea internationally by having international organizations in tea marketing and exporting companies. This will help the industry improve the profitability and thus, protect people working in the plantation and Sri Lanka will get economic benefits. It is favorable for Sri Lanka having properly designed product, promotion, pricing and distribution strategies in accordance with the needs of international tea market are imperative for Sri Lankan tea industry to face the marketing challenges prevailing in the international tea market, which will assist Sri Lankan tea industry in competing intensively with other tea exporting or re exporting countries. Sri Lankan government may also extend massive support to the industry to convert export companies into international marketing oriented firms.


Journal of Management 2013 9(1): 25-38
How to Cite: Hilal, M.I.M. & Mubarak, K.M., (2016). International Tea Marketing and Need for Reviving Sri Lankan Tea Industry. Journal of Management. 9(1), pp.25–38. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jm.v9i1.7563
Published on 22 Feb 2016.
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