A market development strategy is a product-market strategy whereby an organization introduces its offerings to markets other than those it is currently serving. In global marketing, this strategy can be implemented through exportation licensing, joint ventures, or direct investment.

For more on defining your market and target customers, check out How to Do Market Research, Market Research Resources for Entrepreneurs, and How to Define Your Target Market.

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