EMI Articles


Climate Change: Evading the “Too Late, Too Costly” Trap

A new crop of rational, well-groomed climate sceptics is pushing a persuasive brand of defeatism that the world cannot afford. This INSEAD Knowledge article is written by Taimur Baig, Managing Director & Chief Economist, DBS Bank Ltd, and Vinika D. Rao, Executive Director, INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute.  To read the full article, please click here.   […]


Asian Business Sentiment: Thomson Reuters & INSEAD

Sentiment at Asia’s biggest companies climbed to its highest in a year in the second quarter of 2016, helped by signs that the China’s economy was slowly steadying, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed. The results can be found in a glossy PDF here, or online here.



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How Middle Managers Manage the Political Environment to Achieve Market Goals

In an inductive field study of four large state-owned enterprises based in mainland Communist China, operational middle managers were found to take an active role in dealing with political actors to achieve market efficiency in their local environments … The complete version of this paper will soon be published in the Strategic Management Journal.


Adopt Contrasting Strategies for Emerging Markets

Paddy Padmanabhan is the Unilever Chaired Professor of Marketing and the Academic Director of the INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute. He is also the Programme Director of the following executive education programmes at INSEAD: Asian International Executive Programme, Leading the Effective Sales Force and INSEAD Leadership Programme for Senior Indian Executives.  Emerging markets have typically been lumped together by investors and corporations […]


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Part 6 of 6: Our evolution… How experience changes millennials

This is the final of a six-part blog series posted monthly, on Millennials at the Workplace — a joint study by the Emerging Markets Institute, HEAD Foundation, and UNIVERSUM.   WE LOOKED IN-DEPTH AT HOW OLDER AND YOUNGER MILLENNIALS DIFFER IN THEIR ATTITUDES ABOUT WORK, AS WELL AS HOW MEN AND WOMEN THINK ABOUT CAREER AND […]


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Part 5 of 6: Blog Series on What Millennials Want from Work, Charted Across the World – “We are more different than you think”

This is the fifth of a six-part blog series posted monthly, on Millennials at the Workplace — a joint study by the Emerging Markets Institute, HEAD Foundation, and UNIVERSUM. Not surprisingly, country-level economics and culture shape how Millennials think about critical career issues. While studies often talk about regions like Asia-Pacific or Western Europe as a […]


Part 4 of 6: Blog Series on What Millennials Want from Work, Charted Across the World – “You Got Us Wrong”

This is the fourth of a six-part blog series posted monthly, on Millennials at the Workplace — a joint study by the Emerging Markets Institute, HEAD Foundation, and UNIVERSUM. We’re all familiar with the stereotype: Millennials think they should win leadership positions long before they’ve earned it. “They haven’t paid their dues like we did,” is […]



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