12:30pm - 1:30pm
Wednesday 3 November 2021
Doing Business in Emerging Markets: The evolution and future of emerging markets
Surrey Business School invites you to the first webinar in the Doing Business in Emerging Markets Series.
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Some of the emerging markets economies that, twenty years ago, were mainly commodities’ exporters and low-cost manufacturing locations, are now new frontiers in innovation and global providers of technology services. However, risks associated with political and economic instability, trade sanctions, and institutional voids still exist and need to be carefully balanced with the opportunities offered by these economies.
We'll be joined by guest speaker Lord O’Neill, former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and a former Chair of Chatham House, this webinar will explore the vector of the evolution of emerging markets in the past two decades, since Lord O’Neill coined the BRIC acronym (Brazil, Russia, India, and China), and the winning strategies for the ever-changing political and economic landscapes of emerging markets.
Topics to be discussed during the webinar include:
- What are emerging markets economies and how have they changed during the past two decades?
- What are the opportunities and risks of doing business in emerging markets?
- What is co-opetition and how does it change the way of doing business in emerging markets?
- How can government engagement impact corporate competitive advantage?
Lord Jim O’Neill
Former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and a former Chair of Chatham House
Tazeeb Rajwani is a Chaired Professor in International Business and Strategy and Head of the Department of Strategy and International Business at Surrey Business School. He is also Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management and Fellow at University of Edinburgh. He was previously Professor of International Business and Strategy, Director of Executive Education, Director of Postgraduate Programmes, member of the Senior Management team and member of the Advisory Board at University of Essex. Prior to joining Essex, he was an Associate Professor (Reader) in Strategic Management, Director of Executive MBA and Director of Creating Strategic Advantage (CSA) Executive Programme at Cranfield School of Management. He holds or has held visiting faculty positions at London Business School, Kings College London, University of Warwick, University of Oxford, University of Edinburgh, University of Notre Dame, University of Peking, Strathmore University, ESMT, Queens University, University of Anáhuac, Royal Holloway (University of London), ALBA, Hult International Business School, American University of Beirut, Swiss Hotel Management School and University of Nottingham. He has been a Director of Strategy at a high-tech start-up. Prior to these roles he held a senior management position at KPMG Corporate Finance, where he was an Innovation Champion and member of the Thought Leadership group at KMPG International. His unique role at KPMG also included managing large complex projects globally with a particular focus on Corporate Finance.
An awarding winning researcher and leading global authority on geopolitics, he has written over 50 academic papers, books, chapters, reports and white papers on topics of strategic management, political risk, nonmarket strategy, corporate political activity, corporate social responsibility and business model innovation. His work appears in Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Perspectives, Global Strategy Journal, Strategic Organization, Long Range Planning, Groups & Organizations Management, British Journal of Management, Management International Review, Journal of International Management, Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Management Reviews, Journal of Business Research, Organizational Dynamics, Business Horizons, International Business Review and European Management Journal. His research has been reported in the press, including the The Times, Irish Times, BBC, Forbes, Al Jazeera and Financial Times. He has published a highly acclaimed book contracted by Oxford University Press on 'Aligning for Advantage: Competitive Strategies for the Political and Social Arenas' and a 'Routledge Companion to Non-Market Strategy'. He is the Associate Editor at Journal of International Management (ABS 3*), Deputy Editor at Multinational Business Review (ABS 2*), editorial board member of Journal of Management Studies (ABS 4*), Journal of World Business (ABS 4*), British Journal of Management (ABS 4*), Long Range Planning (ABS 3*), Journal of Business Research (ABS 3*), Irish Journal of Management (ABS 1*), Journal of Asia Business Studies (ABS 1*) and reviews regularly for Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, Journal of World Business, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Organization, Business and Society, Journal of International Management, Long Range Planning, British Journal of Management, and other leading world class journals. He has also been involved in a £1.2M ESRC grant focused on AI and economic growth.
As a recipient of various teaching awards from highly respected universities, he has gained a broad range of executive teaching experience, e.g. IT, energy, casinos, consumer goods, insurance, automotives, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, banking, hospitality and several government bodies. He has taught and facilitated many discussions with executives from major organisations such as Oracle, KPMG, PwC, IBM, EDF Energy, Royal Sun Alliance, Philips, Saudi Aramco, Qatar Petroleum, HSBC, Coca Cola, Henkel, Jaguar Land Rover, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), EY, National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), HP, Gulf bank, Co-operative Retail Bank, Telekom Malaysia, South African Airways, Ministry of Defence (MOD), Central Bank of Nigeria, Avon and Somerset Probation Trust, Actavis, Groupe Aeroplan, Stanbic Bank, China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC), Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation, Rank Group, United Nations (UN), Quadrangle, Cisco Systems and others. He has facilitated senior management and board level workshops and runs executive programs on corporate strategy, strategic leadership and international business in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America.
He has previously studied at the University of Surrey, University of Nottingham, University of Cambridge (Visiting PhD scholar) and has a PhD from Imperial College London. He is also an active member of Strategic Management Society, Academy of International Business and Academy of Management. He is Fellow of Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Member of World Economic Forum (WEF) Expert Network, Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) where he was also board member for their Learning strategy task group (2011-2015).
Before joining Surrey Business School, born and educated in Russia, Saori spent twenty years’ working in academia and the public and private sectors in Japan, including a think tank of the Cabinet Office Government of Japan, major Japanese trading company Sumitomo Corporation and Daiwa Institute of Research, - a think tank in Japanese second largest investment banking group – Daiwa Securities. She also has seven years’ experience of working in the City of London as an executive director and senior economist at Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd.
Saori has taught Japanese economy courses at Chuo and Oberlin Universities in Tokyo for Japanese students and international students from across Europe and Asia.
She was the CEO of an educational consulting company, designing, organizing and delivering executive education programmes, including courses on corporate finance and Japanese corporate culture for managers of leading Russian institutions in liaison with other Japanese think-tanks.
Saori is the author of two books on Russia and has published numerous articles in major Japanese media on issues related to emerging markets.
Fluent in Russian, Japanese and English, Saori holds her PhD in economics from Chuo University in Japan.
Thomas Lawton is Professor of Strategy and International Business at Surrey Business School, University of Surrey. He also has academic affiliations at University College Cork in Ireland and Dartmouth College in the USA.
Professor Lawton is an authority on non-market strategy, particularly in the domain of corporate political activity and in an international business context. His research focuses on strategies for stakeholder engagement and corporate risk and reputation management when entering and embedding in foreign markets. He also works on business model innovation during corporate turnaround and international expansion. Professor Lawton’s work has explored and advanced our understanding of how the firm competes beyond market settings, partnering with government in industrial policy initiatives, engaging external stakeholders through intermediaries such as trade associations, and managing and mitigating political risk when entering and embedding in overseas markets, particularly emerging economies. He has been awarded Newton Fund and British Academy/Leverhulme funding to investigate how companies design and develop nonmarket capabilities, and to undertake a pilot study on the role of multinationals in institution building in Africa’s Great Lakes region.
Professor Lawton is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the highly ranked strategy journal, Long Range Planning, and he has published in journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Perspectives, Global Strategy Journal, International Business Review, International Journal of Management Reviews, Journal of International Management, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, Long Range Planning, Management International Review, and Strategic Organization. He is the author or editor of 8 books, including Strange Power and Strategic Management in Aviation. His best known, Breakout Strategy: meeting the challenge of double-digit growth, was translated into Japanese by Nikkei and widely commended for its global focus and relevance to practicing managers and aspiring leaders. His most recent books are Aligning for Advantage: competitive strategies for the political and social arenas (Oxford University Press, 2014), and The Routledge Companion to Non-Market Strategy (Routledge, 2015). He is also the Strategy Matters Series Editor for Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).
Thomas has over 25 years of international business experience, serving as a company non-executive director, consultant, and executive educator. He has worked with entrepreneurs, managers, and business leaders across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America to develop and enhance their strategic thinking and practice.