1st Edition

Sustainable Economy and Emerging Markets

Edited By Stefania Paladini, Suresh George Copyright 2020
    250 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    250 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    List of contributors

    Introduction: sustainable economy and emerging markets

    Stefania Paladini and Suresh George

    PART I

    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



    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