Elasticity of Demand: Inelastic, Elastic, and Unitary
As the research starts to come in about your expansion opportunities abroad, the marketing department has discovered that the price elasticity for CPI's products in Brazil is expected to be much greater than in current markets served. Separately, your CFO sent you an e-mail earlier in the week stating that depending on how much business CPI does abroad, the firm would expose 5 to 20 percent of revenue to currency fluctuations (the Real and Euro are the currencies for Brazil and Germany respectively).
Both of these issues are of concern to you, so you decide to have a meeting with the VP of Marketing and the CFO. describe the differences among inelastic, elastic, and unitary price elasticity to the VP and CFO. Then, what problems would you ask? What recommendations would you have for the CFO?