Strategy in emerging economies Academic Article uri icon


  • Emerging economies are low-income, rapid-growth countries using economic liberalization as their primary engine of growth. They fall into two groups: developing countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East and transition economies in the former Soviet Union and China. Private and public enterprises have had to develop unique strategies to cope with the broad scope and rapidity of economic and political change in emerging economies. This Special Research Forum on Emerging Economies examines strategy formulation and implementation by private and public enterprises in several different regional settings and from three primary theoretical perspectives: institutional theory, transaction cost economics, and the resource-based view of the firm. In this introduction, we show how different theoretical perspectives can provide useful insights into enterprise strategies in emerging economies. We discuss the special methodological as well as empirical challenges associated with doing research in emerging economies. Finally, we briefly summarize the individual contributions of the works included in our special research forum.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Hoskisson, R. E., Eden, L., Lau, C. M., & Wright, M.

citation count

  • 1972

complete list of authors

  • Hoskisson, RE||Eden, L||Lau, CM||Wright, M

publication date

  • June 2000