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Developing New Products in Emerging Markets | MIT Sloan

Developing New Products in Emerging Markets | MIT Sloan | Emerging Markets | 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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WhatsApp’s slow-paced innovation is leading it to dominance in Emerging Markets | Quartz

WhatsApp’s slow-paced innovation is leading it to dominance in Emerging Markets | Quartz | Emerging Markets | Scoop.it
WhatsApp has always been pretty basic. Its simple interface and 'lite' weight have helped ensure the messaging app's ascendancy in emerging markets across Africa, South Asia, and Latin America, where internet access has either been too expensive or too slow to handle some of the heavier social media options. But the habits of thos
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How megacities are changing the map of the world | TED

How megacities are changing the map of the world | TED | Emerging Markets | Scoop.it

"As our expanding cities grow ever more connected through transportation, energy and communications networks, we evolve from geography to what he calls "connectography." says global strategist Parag Khanna.

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Please Don’t Hire a Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer | HBR

Please Don’t Hire a Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer | HBR | Emerging Markets | Scoop.it

Innovation initiatives only succeed when there is a solid understanding of actual business problems and goals.

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Medical Tourism in Brazil

Medical Tourism in Brazil | Emerging Markets | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Scoop.it
Corporate profits are beginning a long slide. Prepare for leaner times.
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Latin America is emerging as the new battleground for the global tech giants | TechCrucnh

Latin America is emerging as the new battleground for the global tech giants | TechCrucnh | Emerging Markets | Scoop.it

International investment in Latin American startups has more than doubled since 2013, with 25 new investors entering the region in 2017 alone, including SoftBank, Didi Chuxing and TPG’s US$1B global impact fund, The Rise Fund.

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How a Brazilian Media Company Managed Its Digital Transformation | Knowledge@Wharton

How a Brazilian Media Company Managed Its Digital Transformation | Knowledge@Wharton | Emerging Markets | Scoop.it
Brazilian media giant Grupo RBS embraced the digital age and looked for opportunities to thrive, according to this op-ed.
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Emerging Markets - How to develop the right capabilities | strategy+business

Emerging Markets - How to develop the right capabilities | strategy+business | Emerging Markets | Scoop.it

Companies seeking to capture these opportunities will need to navigate the existing hurdles in each country: political instability in some cases, difficult cultural environments in others, limits on financing in still others, and low availability of skilled labor in most.

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Capgemini launches innovation center in Brazil | ZDNet

Capgemini launches innovation center in Brazil | ZDNet | Emerging Markets | Scoop.it
The facility is focused on the development of digital and cloud services
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Emerging Digital Brazil | I&S Lab

Emerging Digital Brazil | I&S Lab | Emerging Markets | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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