The key disadvantage lies in the fact that it takes a lot of time and efforts. The method engaged by the company in trying to find the correct partnership and relationship with distinct businesses takes a lot of time. However, this can be challenging at some level of the company (Lai, 2012). Apple Inc. is an organization from United States and establishing the company within African region of Zambia would involve cultural differences. Another difference lies in the different ways by which business is conducted. Therefore joint venturing in this situation leads towards conflicts between the parties leading towards bad integration and bad cooperativeness. The key non-equity modes of entry have several disadvantages. This is noticeably because of the view of the target market. This view is that an outsider, as an investing organization is involved. Customers and partners of businesses would have more hesitation when dealing with an organization that does not have desire for investing capital; effort and time for establishing market based physical presence.
Other disadvantages faced are the facts that exporters can face higher costs of transportation and duties of export from the sourcing (Nielsen and Sabina, 2011). Additionally, licensees have to be dealt with inadequate control over production and there would exist limitations within the licensing agreement terms. For example, the case of Google Inc. can be explained. Google would have risks of financial nature involved when considering exporting. The payment period and collection during the same would consume more time than sales in the domestic environment and this further can involve more complications. Therefore, Google needs to weigh the risks of financial nature in a careful manner when doing transactions internationally (O’Cass, 2012). Apart from this, looking for data over foreign markets is very problematic and can involve more time than looking for data and analysing the markets at domestic level. For example, within countries that are less developed, information of reliable nature over practices of business, characteristics in the market and barriers of culture would not be present appropriately.