Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Emerging Markets

Vito Bobek

University of Applied Sciences FH Joanneum

During his academic career dr.Bobek published over 400 units and visited 22 universities worldwide as a visiting professor, also is a member of the editorial boards of five international journals and among his previous functions is the role of advisor to the Ministry of Economic Relations Development of Slovenia for the strategy of International Economic Relations.


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Rapid growth and development of emerging economies offer both opportunities and threats for international businesses. An understanding of the economic development of emerging markets, combined with a knowledge of the increasingly complex international business market, enables better exploitation of business opportunities in increasingly competitive world markets. The BRICs countries, the most prominent of the emerging markets, have long been discovered by foreign firms, due to their large potential for growth and the interesting investment opportunities they represent. Now, more and more firms look towards other emerging countries as well, seeking lower production costs, large consumer markets, raw materials and many more opportunities they cannot find in their home markets.

The book offers a comprehensive look at emerging markets, especially (but not only) the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China), as they integrate with the global economy. It offers a conceptual framework to analyze emerging markets from multiple perspectives: that of indigenous entrepreneurs struggling to overcome constraints to build world-class businesses, that of multinationals from developed countries tapping into emerging markets for their next growth spurt, and that of domestic and foreign investors seeking to profit from investment opportunities in emerging markets.

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Vito Bobek

University of Applied Sciences FH Joanneum

Vito Bobek works as Professor of International Management at the University of Applied Sciences FH Joanneum (Graz, Austria). During the course of his academic career, he has published more than 400 units and visited twenty-two universities worldwide in the capacity of a visiting professor. He is a member of the editorial board of five international journals and an open access publishing company. He has a long history of being involved in academia, consulting, and entrepreneurship. In 2008, he founded a consulting company, “Palemid,” whereby he managed twelve major projects. He is also co-founder of the Academy of Regional Management in Slovenia. Over the last 17 years, he has also been a member of the supervisory board at KBM Infond Management Company Ltd.

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