Strategy in Emerging Markets


Special Issue of Management Research News, Guest Editor Rajesh K Pillania; Deadline 1 Jun 2007

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Call for Papers: Special issue on "Strategy in Emerging Markets"

Guest Editor: Prof Rajesh K Pillania, Management Development Institute, India.

Relevancy and Importance of the Topic

The role and significance of emerging markets in the global economy is continuously increasing. The term ‘emerging market’ was originally coined by IFC to describe a fairly narrow list of middle-to-higher income economies among the developing countries, with stock markets in which foreigners could buy securities. The term’s meaning has since been expanded to include more or less all developing countries. With a high growth rate and still significant untapped potential, emerging markets are the growth engines of the world economy. These markets offer enormous opportunities to both individuals and organizations. At the same time these environments also provide numerous challenges. How to face those challenges and successfully serve the markets requires substantial strategic thought, guidance and implementation. Contributions are invited on various aspects of strategy in emerging markets.
A Suggested List of Topical Areas: A list of suggested topics includes but is not limited to the following:
Special Issues in Emerging Markets

  • Institutional Voids
  • Country Risk
  • Functional Strategies
  • Organizations in Emerging Markets
  • Competitiveness
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Strategic Alliances and Partnerships
  • Negotiations Strategies
  • Bottom of Pyramid Market Strategies
  • Multinational Firms’ Strategies in Emerging Markets
  • Strategies of firms in Emerging Markets
  • Corporate Governance Issues
  • Issues of Corruption and Ethics
  • Outsourcing Strategies
  • Future of Emerging Market Strategies

Empirical approaches, case studies, analytical modeling, and conceptual/theoretical papers are all encouraged.  Management Research News is a peer reviewed academic journal recently acquired by Emerald Publishing and has been in publication for 30 years.  Its emphasis is to publish internationally focused management research studies focusing on timely results and implications of the research, with rapid feedback and turnaround time. The journal website is located at:

Electronic submissions through email are preferred.


Deadline for Submission of Papers June 1st, 2007
Notification of Acceptance Sept 2007
Final Papers Due November 2007
Expected Publication Date Summer-Fall 2008

Contact information

Prof. Rajesh K Pillania, Ph. D,
Management Development Institute,
Mehrauli Road, Sukhrali, Gurgaon – 122001.India.