EMI at Work

The simple life inside South Africa’s townships, where community bonds supersede everything

by Rachit Saxena
Rachit Saxena
During the apartheid era, townships were built on the outskirts of major cities and were reserved for non-white residents. Today, these informal settlements are home to nearly 60% of South Africa’s unemployed.

M-Pesa and Kenya: Why Mobile Money Matters?

by Chao Yi, Eva Zhang, Bihan Zhu and Viviane Gomide
Chao Yi, Eva Zhang, Bihan Zhu and Viviane Gomide
Most people probably don’t think of Kenya as an innovation and technology hub, but it became the launching pad for M-Pesa, a transformative mobile phone-based platform for money transfer and financial services.

Money Matters in Modi’s India

by Abhiram Muddu and Vince Wong
Abhiram Muddu and Vince Wong
Money matters in Modi’s India are complex. However, Modi has a unique opportunity to leverage startups’ accelerated time-to-market to foster a tech-enabled ecosystem that incentivizes users to adopt formal channels.

Insights and perspectives on the evolving Chinese Healthcare Industry

by Preetika Vish, Matt Weisse, Matt Wilhelm, Bryan Wong
Preetika Vish, Matt Weisse, Matt Wilhelm, Bryan Wong
Over the past decade the Chinese government has spent over $500B in infrastructure and healthcare reform, including the establishment of many new hospitals and policies to satisfy the demand that accompanies China’s population of over a billion people.

Snapshot of Industrial Development in Turkey during the 2000s

by Sakshi Singh, MBA '17
Sakshi Singh, MBA '17
Even though Turkey enjoyed high growth rates during the 2000s, the systems and political authority failed to use the expanding resources at its disposal in an effective way that would have prepared Turkey for the challenges of the next decade.

India: Current Events in the Context of a Growing Economy

by Gregory Asnis, Katherine Leonetti and Mehrdad Moghaddam
Gregory Asnis, Katherine Leonetti  and Mehrdad Moghaddam

India is a complex multi-ethnic society and one of the fastest growing populations in the world at a current 1.2 billion citizens. Now under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the nation is in a period of great growth combined with substantial challenges.

The Emerging Markets of Trade, Telecom, and Energy in Mexico

by Meghan Bell, Ross Brown, Gargi Chaudhuri, Juan Matienzo
Meghan Bell, Ross Brown, Gargi Chaudhuri, Juan Matienzo
Ensuring sustainable future growth for its economy and positive trade relations will require the Mexican government to address several challenges related to the structure of its domestic economy.

Driving Business and Culture through Mobile Apps

by Tosin Adeniji, Sam Haveson, Rebecca Kim, Maximillian Kaye
Tosin Adeniji, Sam Haveson,  Rebecca Kim,  Maximillian Kaye
WeChat has also spurred international interest expanding into China. They have effectively provided a method of testing the Chinese market through allowing U.S. companies and the broader market to gain an understanding for and how to market to active Chinese consumers.

Natura: a troubled international expansion of a Brazilian multinational

by Evodio Kaltenecker
Evodio Kaltenecker
Natura, a Brazilian manufacturer and marketer of beauty products, cosmetics, perfumes and personal, hair and skin care, provides an interesting example of how an emerging market company succeeds against resourceful and established multinationals from advanced economies.

What is next for Uzbekistan?

by Anna Poplasky
Anna Poplasky
Opening trade and financial channels with the rest of the world is essential for Uzbekistan to become a sound economic player.

“Through I course I took with the Emerging Markets Institute, I developed a human resource strategy for retaining high potential female employees for a major investment bank in South Africa. This was my most beneficial experience at business school and highlighted a pressing subject: women’s empowerment in the workplace.”

- Bryson Saez, MBA '14
EMI Fellow