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Developing New Products in Emerging Markets | MIT Sloan

Developing New Products in Emerging Markets | MIT Sloan | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it

How can multinational companies turn ideas from their emerging-market subsidiaries into global products? A successful innovation developed by Cisco’s R&D unit in India offers practical insights into how to make that process work effectively.

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Emerging Digital Brazil | I&S Lab

Emerging Digital Brazil | I&S Lab | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it

Emerging digital Brazil by I&S Lab - International startup partners at the intersection of software, mobile, internet and enterprise technology.

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Megacities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters | Qz

Megacities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters | Qz | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it
Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters. As the sociologist Christopher Chase-Dunn has pointed out, it is not population or territorial size that drives world-city status, but economic weight
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The rise of emerging market megacities as magnets for regional wealth and talent has been the most significant contributor to shifting the world’s focal point of economic activity.
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Haier's CEO Zhang Ruimin on building a winning company in the digital era | S+B

Haier's CEO Zhang Ruimin on building a winning company in the digital era | S+B | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it
Haier’s leader describes how he built a winning global company by continually reframing his management philosophy.
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What if you asked 4,000 of your employees to suddenly become entrepreneurs?

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Startups Can Escape Their Cash Crunch by Going to Mexico | Wired

Startups Can Escape Their Cash Crunch by Going to Mexico | Wired | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it

The existing tech industry base in Jalisco is already formidable, with firms such as IBM, HP, Oracle, and Latin America media titans Televisa and TV Azteca.

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Slowing Emerging Markets Will Create Private Equity Opportunities | WhartonKnowledge

Slowing Emerging Markets Will Create Private Equity Opportunities | WhartonKnowledge | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it

Knowledge@Wharton asks Michael Rogers, EY’s global deputy private equity leader, and Stephen M. Sammut, senior fellow and lecturer at Wharton, to evaluate the outlook for private equity in emerging markets. Striking an optimistic note, they say that while it has been a challenging year, PE is one area where slowing growth can offer opportunities...

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Making Entrepreneurship Contagious | Wharton Knowledge

Making Entrepreneurship Contagious | Wharton Knowledge | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it
The best incubator for entrepreneurship occurs when entrepreneurs form close networks and nurture fellow risk-takers with their experience and resources.
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 To create this kind of dynamic climate for business and innovation, it is crucial to understand that it doesn’t just happen because somebody builds an incubator or creates a seed-financing fund. It requires seeking out the high-impact entrepreneurs in a given market and helping them scale through the right mix of mentorship, investment, connections and resources.

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A Blueprint for Forays into Emerging Markets | s+b

A Blueprint for Forays into Emerging Markets | s+b | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it

Analysts often discourage risky expansions into developing markets, but three distinct strategies have been associated with success.

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Companies don’t have to rely on perfect timing — provided they carefully leverage the strengths of their internal resources against the local advantages of the target market. In this way, less-than-favorable contexts can still breed successful ventures into emerging markets.

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3 Reasons Why São Paulo Is a Hub for Business Innovation | Inc.com

3 Reasons Why São Paulo Is a Hub for Business Innovation | Inc.com | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it
The most populous city in Brazil counts about 2,700 active startups, and American investors are increasingly hungry for a slice of the city's tech sector.
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Emerge Americas - The billion-dollar unicorn trend is about to go global | cnbc

Emerge Americas - The billion-dollar unicorn trend is about to go global | cnbc | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it
Unicorns, start-ups valued at $1 billion or more, are Silicon Valley's sexiest bets, and it's a trend about to become increasingly global.

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How to expand in emerging markets | McKinsey

How to expand in emerging markets | McKinsey | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it

Emerging markets can be fertile ground for enormous growth, but each market has its own unique hurdles. Latest thinking from McKinsey & Company's Marketing and Sales practice

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4 Things Global Startups Can Learn From Their Emerging Markets Counterparts | Forbes

4 Things Global Startups Can Learn From Their Emerging Markets Counterparts | Forbes | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it

According to Confucius, we learn by three methods: “The first, by reflection. Which is the most noble method. The second, by imitation. Which is the easiest method. And the third, by experience… the bitterest method.

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What emerging Chinese companies can teach us about global expansion strategy? Why agility is key to be successful in the international space?

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Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest | HBR

Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest | HBR | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it

The transition to a global digital economy in 2014 was sporadic – brisk in some countries, choppy in others. By year’s end, the seven biggest emerging markets were larger than the G7, in purchasing power parity terms...

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Brazil among the top emerging countries in digital : "RAPIDLY ADVANCING"

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Medical Tourism in Brazil

Medical Tourism in Brazil | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it
Medical tourism in Brazil is expected to increase by 45% in the next five years. Brazil offers to medical tourists excellent services and affordability.
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Globalization for the emerging markets' little guy | McKinsey

Globalization for the emerging markets' little guy | McKinsey | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it
Digitization has opened the door for emerging economies, small businesses, and individuals to participate directly in globalization.
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Globalization was once driven almost exclusively by the world’s governments, large multinational corporations, and major financial institutions. But now—thanks to digital platforms with global reach—artisans, entrepreneurs, app developers, freelancers, small businesses, and even individuals can participate directly.
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Act like a local: How to sell in emerging markets

Act like a local: How to sell in emerging markets | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it

Emerging markets can be fertile ground for enormous sales growth but each market has its own unique hurdles. Without a deep understanding of the local customer you are likely to trip over those obstacles—or abandon the market prematurely. To break into emerging markets and capture the potential, the best sales leaders have realized they have to THINK LIKE A LOCAL.

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China: Forging a New Path to Global Innovation | INSEAD Knowledge

China: Forging a New Path to Global Innovation | INSEAD Knowledge | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it
The size and nature of the Chinese domestic market and the rapid pace of the country’s internationalisation are pushing Chinese firms on a very different trajectory to globalised innovation.
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Is the Emerging Market Story Over? Don’t Bet On It! | Thinkers50

Is the Emerging Market Story Over? Don’t Bet On It! | Thinkers50 | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it

Anil K. Gupta is the Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. Haiyan Wang is the managing partner, China India Institute. They are the coauthors of The Quest for Global Dominance, Getting China and India Right, and The Silk Road Rediscovered.

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Today’s events are not necessarily a good guide to longer-term trends.

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Strategies for Succeeding in Today’s Brazil | HBR

Strategies for Succeeding in Today’s Brazil | HBR | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it

There is no easy way to win in the current Brazilian operating environment, but the risks of not attempting to adjust business strategy—namely, losing market share to local players and more proactive multinational firms as competition heats up—far outweigh the costs of any missteps that might occur.

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The future of technology doesn't lie in the developed world | Wired UK

The future of technology doesn't lie in the developed world | Wired UK | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it
The future of technology lies not in the developed world, says CEO Alisee de Tonnac, but in emerging markets

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Engineering Reverse Innovations | HBR

Engineering Reverse Innovations | HBR | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it
Principles for creating successful products for emerging markets
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Emerging-Market Competitors Have Changed the Rules | HBR

Emerging-Market Competitors Have Changed the Rules | HBR | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it
Corporate profits are beginning a long slide. Prepare for leaner times.
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These Will Be the World's 20 Largest Economies in 2030 | Bloomberg

These Will Be the World's 20 Largest Economies in 2030 | Bloomberg | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it
Take a peek at the new world that awaits us
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JPMorgan Chase & Omidyar Back New Impact Fund Aimed at Brazil's Emerging Middle Class | HuffPost

JPMorgan Chase & Omidyar Back New Impact Fund Aimed at Brazil's Emerging Middle Class | HuffPost | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it

It's an emerging market within an emerging market. 

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Demand from these emerging middle-class consumers means opportunities for entrepreneurs who can make up for low profit margins with high volumes. As a group, Brazil's new middle class spent roughly $530 billion in 2013.

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Five Steps to Success in Emerging Markets | INSEAD Knowledge

Five Steps to Success in Emerging Markets | INSEAD Knowledge | Emerging Markets by I&S Lab | Scoop.it
As the global market faces a massive geo-economic realignment, multinationals are having to rethink every aspect of the way they do business.
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If they want to gain traction in emerging markets, corporations need 1) to become much more comfortable with uncertainty. As these markets rise to prominence, there will be growing pains and fluctuations in growth. 2) to learn flexibility. The developing world is one of rapid change: strict adherence to what worked yesterday may put you on the back foot.

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