Emerging Economies Cases Journal is an open-access journal and aims to furnish a platform for academicians and industry practitioners to share previously unpublished cases on the application of management concepts to complex real-world situations in emerging economies such as India. It is anticipated that these cases will be of great utility to case instructors and practitioners. Case studies from all leading emerging economies are welcome that deal with some aspect of managerial decision making in these economies.
Emerging Economies Cases Journal is an open-access journal and aims to furnish a platform for academicians and industry practitioners to share previously unpublished cases on the application of management concepts to complex real-world situations in emerging economies such as India. It is anticipated that these cases will be of great utility to case instructors and practitioners. Through these cases, the journal endeavours to facilitate teaching, build analytic skills, generate animated discussion and bridge the gap between theory and practice. While decisional cases across various disciplines of management are the prime focus of the journal, relevant descriptive cases will also be considered for publication. Case studies from all leading emerging economies are welcome that deal with some aspect of managerial decision making in these economies. Contributions are limited to the English language.
With global MNCs beginning to make inroads into the Indian market, there is a greater need to comprehend the business atmosphere unique to India. Contributions are encouraged but are not limited to the field of marketing, operations, human resources, organizational behaviour, information technology, finance, economics and strategy. It is expected that these cases will be of relevance to global practitioners and academics who seek to understand the business landscape of emerging economies.
The journal does not publish news and current affairs.
|Dheeraj Sharma||Director, Indian Institute of Management Rohtak, India|
|S K Pandey||Indian Institute of Management Rohtak, India|
|Koustab Ghosh||Indian Institute of Management Rohtak, India|
|Barry Babbin||Louisiana Tech University, USA|
|Anirban Biswas||Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India|
|Indranil Bose||Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India|
|Pawan Budhwar||Aston Business School, UK|
|Rajesh Chandwani||IIM Ahmedabad, India|
|Shekhar Chaudhuri||IIM Calcutta, India|
|M R Dixit||IIM Ahmedabad, India|
|Vishal Gupta||University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama|
|A K Jain||IIM Ahmedabad, India|
|Vidyanand Jha||IIM Calcutta, India|
|Karmeshu||Jawaharlal Nehru University, India|
|Naresh Khatri||University of Missouri, Columbia, USA|
|Suneel Maheshwari||IIM Ahmedabad, India|
|Ashis Mishra||IIM Bangalore, India|
|Manoj Motiani||IIM Indore, India|
|Rajendra Nargundkar||IIM Indore, India|
|Cédomir Nestorovic||ESSEC, Singapore|
|I M Pandey||IIM Ahmedabad, India|
|Sanjeev Prashar||IIM Raipur, India|
|Pradeep Rau||George Washington University, USA|
|Biswatosh Saha||IIM Calcutta, India|
|Don Schultz||Nortwesteern University, USA|
|Borna Shaheen||Ball State University, Indiana, USA|
|Shainesh G||IIM Bangalore, India|
|Jagdish N Sheth||Emory University, USA|
|Satyendra Singh||University of Winnipeg, Canada|
|Narasimhan Srinivasan||University of Connecticut, USA|
|Srini Srinivasan||IIM Bangalore, India|
|Sanjeev Swami||IIT Kanpur, India|
|Anandakuttan Unnithan||IIM Kozhikode, India|
|Venkata Rao V||IIM Ahmedabad, India|
|Biju Varkkey||IIM Ahmedabad, India|
|Rohit Varman||University of Birmingham, UK|
|S Ramakrishna Velamuri||China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), China|
Emerging Economies Cases Journal
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