Sustainable Economic 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 economics 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 in 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 Stefania Paladini and Suresh George; Section One; Chapter 1. Dimensions of Sustainability in Impoverished Contexts in Emerging Economies, Stephanie Beninger and Matthew Wilson; Chapter 2. Public-private partnership as a mechanism to encourage MNEs’ contributions to sustainable development goals Vaatanen and Teplov; Chapter 3. MNEs’ Sustainability Challenges and Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets: The Case of Amway Rami Jung, Won-Yong Oh, Young Kyun Chang, Yeojin Kim; Chapter 4. The Belt and Road Initiative: Infrastructure and Sustainable Development Neil Renwick; Section Two; Chapter 5. A Tale of Two Debt Crises: The IMF and the Unsustainable Development of Ghana Silverson and Moulder; Chapter 6. Political Economy of Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME) Finance: Lessons from Root Capital Mine Doyran; Chapter 7. Perspectives on Governance and development of Sustainable Economy: Institutional Policies, challenges, and scenarios in Kenya Andrew Amayo; Chapter 8. Democracy, Sustainability, and Economic Growth: the Case of Bangladesh’s garment industry Krish Saha and Stefania Paladini; Section Three; Chapter 9. Work Time and Environmental Impact in Global Perspective Alexandra Artsen and Bruce Philp; Chapter 10. Green innovation in South Asia’s clothing industry: Issues and challenges Amira Khattak and Christina Stringer; Chapter 11. Designing business models to overcome the barriers to renewable energy market creation in developing and emerging countries. Case: Masar Box – a mobile solar power station for electrifying Africa Vallteri; Chapter 12. Innovative Business Models towards Sustainability: Challenges for Russian Companies Anna Veselova, Yulia Aray and Anna Logacheva; Chapter 13. E-Waste and Sustainability in A Changing Environment: A Behavioural Economics Approach Xavier Pierron; Conclusions Stefania Paladini and Suresh Georg; Index