INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute researchers develop cutting- edge pedagogical material, research publications and data sets related to growth markets. INSEAD has faculty hailing from more than 35 countries and many professors work on various topics related to emerging markets. EMI has published a number of academic and practice oriented research articles.
Athletic CEOs: Leadership in Turbulent Times - Second Edition by Stanislav Shekshnia, Alexey Ulanovsky and Veronika Zagieva
Athletic CEOs: Leadership in Turbulent Times' presents an unorthodox model of effective business leadership for turbulent environments – Athletic Leadership. Athletic CEOs are not humble or empathic; their leadership is grounded in a combination of toughness and adaptability. They deliver superior performance and transform their companies, employees and near-environments by systematically applying a set of meta-practices.
Funding Societies: Using Fintech to Support Small Businesses in Singapore by Anirban Mukherjee, Michelle Lee, Hannah H. Chang
Debt crowdfunding, also referred to as peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, represents an alternative source of loans for businesses to borrow money. This case explores how P2P lending works and how to apply the principles of market segmentation and targeting for an innovative service.
Building a Cohesive Society by Beatrice Weder di Mauro
The Case of Singapore's Housing Policies" - Singapore is an interesting case study on dealing with and overcoming ethnic and racial divisions. In its short history as an independent state, Singapore has succeeded in forging a cohesive society in a country that was born among race riots.
Does Social Similarity Pay Off? Homophily and Venture Capitalists’ Deal Valuation, Downside Risk Protection and Financial Returns in India
This paper examines how social similarity between start-up founders and venture capitalists (VCs) influences VCs' pricing decisions and returns on investments.
A paper by Balagopal Vissa and Kim Claes
Accepted for Publication in Organization Science
The Institutionalization of Family Firms - From Asia Pacific to the Middle East
Family firms account for 70% of GDP in the global economy and 60% of global employment, the importance of long-term value creation extends beyond individual families. INSEAD surveyed 123 family firms in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East to measure their level institutionalization across six key attributes: family ownership and succession, intangible family assets, corporate governance and leadership, growth capabilities, organizational design, and access to capital. This report sheds light on how institutionalizing aspects of a family firm can help ensure its long-term health and survival. Case studies will help families understand their own strengths and weaknesses, learn from their peers, and derive food for thought for improvements within their own businesses.
Women’s Disempowerment and Preference for Risky Skin Whitening Products: Experimental Evidence from India
Free market advocates consider consumer choice unambiguously welfare-enhancing, but research has shown that consumers are often not able to make choices best aligned with their wellbeing. The authors contribute to this debate in the context of women making decisions regarding skin whitening products widely available in emerging markets.
Disruption of Financial Services in Germany
By Boris Liedtke and Peter Walburg
The crowdfunding industry in Germany is doing what many European banks are afraid to do — creating value by combining technology and banking. The authors explore the rise of Germany’s crowdfunding industry and how it has affected the way people obtain financial services.
Thinking Smart: How to Master Work, Life and Everything In-Between
A book by Dr. Nirmalya Kumar, INSEAD EMI's Distinguished Academic Fellow.
The modern executive faces many challenges. The old days of steady jobs in safe posts are gone. Technology is transforming work, rendering jobs obsolete, and constantly moving the goal posts for performance. How does one keep improving one’s skills and getting more from life? In this scenario of contradictory goals and ambidextrous skills, the secret lies in Thinking Smart. Faced with his own crisis, Nirmalya Kumar, renowned professor, recognised globally for his marketing and strategy expertise, used the experience to come out a winner.
The New Global Financial Safety Net - Struggling for Coherent Governance in a Multipolar System by Beatrice Weder di Mauro
Since the late 1990s and in particular since the great financial crisis of 2007–2009, the global financial safety net has expanded from barely more than one institution — the International Monetary Fund (IMF) — to a much larger, although geographically patchy, web comprising the IMF, regional financing arrangements (RFAs) and central bank swap lines.
Singapore as an ASEAN Asset Management Hub
Singapore like other ASEAN countries is also confronted with the universal challenge of retirement funding. Nonetheless, the authors argue that Singapore can address such headwind through a number of policy changes and that Singapore is uniquely placed to be the premier Asset Management Hub for the ASEAN region.
EMI Fellow Publications
- TableTop and Covid19 – It’s No Longer An Easy Game!
- Exporting Western Rule of Law through the EU
- Self-Publishing in the Covid Age
- Strategic Change in Banking from Pre- to Post-Crisis: Evidence from Europe, North America, and Asia
- Pourquoi L’Industrie Alimentaire Devrait S’Inspirer Des Pratiques De L’Industrie Viticole
- Big Food Is Ripe for a Revolution
- The Coming Food Industry Revolution: You can have your cake with wine and eat it!
- Disruption of Financial Services in Germany
- Automakers, Don't Listen to Henry Ford
- When Should Non-Profits Invest More Adventurously?
- E-Cars and the Necessity to Face Diversified Transportation Technologies
- What Non-Profits Should Know Before Engaging With Money Managers
- The Return of the Feudal World?
- Charities' Path to Financial Longevity Begins With a Manifesto
- Singapore as an ASEAN Asset Management Hub
- What if the EU Invited Canada to Join Its Bloc?
- In a Trade War, Europe Can Deal a Historic Blow to the U.S.
- Ryanair: A Role Model for Europe's Banks
- European Banking Needs Its Own Ryanair
- When Fintech Goes Green
- Banks Are Still Thinking Short-Term
- The Role of Digital in Financial Planning
- Why Your Financial Planner Should Be a Robot
- Private Equity Achieves Returns through Operating Improvements: CD&R's Acquisition and Turnaround of Hertz
- Differentiation Beyond Price: CD&R's Strategy in Acquiring Hussmann
- PE in Emerging Markets: Can Mekong Capital's Operating Advantage Boost the Value in its Exit from Golden Gate Restaurants?
- From a Master: The Art of Deal Making and Creating Value
- Value Creation 2.0 - A Framework for Measuring Value Creation in Private Equity Investment
The Generations Series
Intergenerational influences on the workplace – millennials and beyond.
This is the third report of the New Generations series - a joint study by INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute, HEAD Foundation and UNIVERSUM.
This is the second report of the New Generations series - a joint study by INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute, HEAD Foundation and UNIVERSUM.
This is the first report of the New Generations series - a joint study by INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute, HEAD Foundation and UNIVERSUM.
This is the first of a six-part blog series on Millennials at the Workplace- a joint study by INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute, HEAD Foundation and UNIVERSUM.
This is the second of a six-part blog series on Millennials at the Workplace- a joint study by INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute, HEAD Foundation and UNIVERSUM.
This is the third of a six-part blog series on Millennials at the Workplace- a joint study by INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute, HEAD Foundation and UNIVERSUM.
This is the fourth of a six-part blog series on Millennials at the Workplace- a joint study by INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute, HEAD Foundation and UNIVERSUM.
This is the fifth of a six-part blog series on Millennials at the Workplace- a joint study by INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute, HEAD Foundation and UNIVERSUM.
This is the final of a six-part blog series on Millennials at the Workplace- a joint study by INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute, HEAD Foundation and UNIVERSUM.
Case StudyIncentivizing Drivers at Grab: Social Embeddedness in the Gig Economy by Yang A., Sevcenko V.
published: 09 Feb 2021
Case StudyLeadership and Power Dynamics in Crisis Management (C): Singapore by Snellman K., Lamont-Dobbin G., Yap A. J.
published: 15 Sep 2020
Case StudyDigitalizing the Real Estate Industry: PropertyGuru and Proptech in Southeast Asia by Bikard M.
published: 22 Jul 2020
Case StudyThe AAK Kolo Nafaso Programme: Securing an Alternative Shea Supply Chain by Chattopadhyay A., Wee J., Dolbec P., Nanarpuzha R.
published: 30 Jun 2020
Case StudyBarry Callebaut: Forever Chocolate by Duke L., Smith N. C.
published: 01 Jun 2020
Case StudyCloud Wars Go Global: How Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Alibaba Compete in Web Services by Davis J. P., Yang A.
published: 19 Mar 2020
Case StudyCircles.Life: Business Model Innovation and Digital Entrepreneurship in Telecommunications by Davis J. P., Vo M., Yang A.
published: 05 Mar 2020
Case StudyGoogle in Russia: Leveraging Digital Analytics and Intelligence for Sustainable Growth by Balze P., Niessing J.
published: 18 Feb 2020
Case StudyAnalytics-Driven Transformation at Majid Al Futtaim: Building a Data-Led, Test-&-Learn Culture to Generate Customer Value in the Middle East by Dubois D., Kachan K., Niessing J.
published: 01 Jul 2020
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