|EDB 9040||Emerging Markets and Global Models for Business|
The increasing push toward globalization of business has been enabled by major advances in transportation and communication technologies. It implies that issues of religion, ethnicity, and nationalism more directly affect the way in which organizations are designed and structured. Technological innovations and their implications for business models are hence discussed within the broader context of social values, political structures, and economics. Particular emphasis will be given to the evolution of different business models and practices around the globe, including the rise of outsourcing and off-shoring. The course will emphasize global business practices, the interdependence between markets, and emerging markets such as China, India, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.