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1st Edition

Sustainable Economy and Emerging Markets

ISBN 9780429437304
Published November 21, 2019 by Routledge
250 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Sustainable Economy and Emerging Markets provides a snapshot of the different dimensions of sustainability and analyses how they interact and configure themselves, case by case, in selected emerging economies. The parameters of economic growth in developing economies are explored in the context of systems, climate change, and environmental challenges.

With contributions from a range of business academics, economists, and practitioners, this book conveys a picture of the complex nature of the new global business environment, especially the geopolitical dynamics of emerging countries, and breaks down the challenges across geographic fault lines, offering insights into current business practice. By adopting an in-depth case study approach, this edited book offers and discusses examples from several emerging markets and elucidates how these organisations have modelled business based on sustainable development in its various forms.

This book will prove valuable reading for students and scholars of international business, international trade, sustainability, and development.

Table of Contents

List of contributors

Introduction: sustainable economy and emerging markets

Stefania Paladini and Suresh George


1 Dimensions of sustainability in impoverished contexts in emerging economies

Stefanie Beninger and Matthew Wilson

2 Public–private partnership as a mechanism to encourage MNEs’ contributions to sustainable development goals: insights from Brazilian experience

Leonardo Elizeire Bremermann, Roman Teplov, Sina Mortazavi, Juha Väätänen and Suraksha Gupta

3 MNEs’ sustainability challenges and corporate social responsibility in emerging markets: the case of Amway

Won-Yong Oh, Rami Jung, Young Kyun Chang and Yeojin Kim

4 The Belt and Road Initiative: infrastructure and sustainable development

Neil Renwick


5 A tale of two debt crises: the IMF and the unsustainable development of Ghana

James Silverwood and Jeremy F. G. Moulton

6 Political economy of Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME) finance: lessons from Root Capital

Mine Aysen Doyran

7 Perspectives on governance and development of sustainable economy: institutional policies, challenges, and scenarios in Kenya

Andrew Amayo

8 Democracy, sustainability, and economic growth: the case of Bangladesh’s garment industry

Krish Saha and Stefania Paladini


9 Work time and environmental impact in a global perspective

Alexandra Arntsen and Bruce Philp

10 Green innovation in South Asia’s clothing industry: issues and challenges

Amira Khattak

11 Designing business models to overcome the barriers to renewable energy market creation in developing and emerging countries: Masar box, a case study

Valtteri Kaartemo

12 Innovative business models towards sustainability: specificities and challenges on the Russian market

Anna Veselova, Yulia Aray, Anna Logacheva and Dmitry Knatko

13 E-waste and sustainability in a changing environment: a Behavioural Economics approach

Xavier Pierron

Conclusions: many paths to sustainability, an underlying philosophy

Stefania Paladini and Suresh George


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Stefania Paladini is Reader in Economics and Global Security at Birmingham City University. She has worked in East Asia as a Trade Commissioner and she has published extensively on Asian countries, non-traditional security issues, and the space sector. 

Suresh George is Associate Professor and Subject Lead for International Business and emerging markets at Coventry University. His research work primarily revolves around Strategic Management research, practical global strategy involving global firms and consultancy projects, and International Business Pedagogy. He tweets as @sureshgeorge and curates the GLOBESTRATEGY social space.


"A valuable study of sustainable development in emerging markets. It offers original insights and in-depth research with lessons for policymakers and scholars alike."Professor Clinton Fernandes, UNSW Canberra, Australia

"This book will be useful to students of International Business and Management courses who wish to explore contemporary content around emerging markets and their business opportunities." — Professor Basil Janavaras, Minnesota State University, USA