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Anand co-chairs global gathering on emerging economies

Published: 2014-01-13

Fisher professor Jay Anand speaking at the Strategic Management Society conference

Fisher's Jay Anand with Hero MotoCorp's Sunil Kant Munjal

Thought leaders from around the world recently congregated in Mohali, India, to take part in the Strategic Management Society conference, co-chaired by Fisher professor Jay Anand.

The focus of the multiday gathering, which attracted experts from academia and the global business community, was “Strategic Leadership: An Emerging Market Perspective.”

“The conference provided an opportunity for scholars, managers, entrepreneurs and consultants to develop and share their insights on strategic challenges and solutions relating to India and other emerging, high growth markets,” said Anand, Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Strategy in the Department of Management and Human Resources.

“With advanced countries suffering from anemic growth, and major parts of the world embroiled in economic instability, emerging economies have been the world’s growth engine for several years. In addition, ‘emerging economies’ are more than just ‘emerging markets’ -- their firms continue to develop into formidable competitors in many industries.”

Topics included:

  • Doing business in China vs. India -- prospects and challenges
  • Models of management -- what is unique and what is truly global about strategy in India?
  • Doing well by doing good -- examining the new social compact of business
  • Research and development in emerging economies
  • The role of business groups in emerging economies like India -- opportunities and challenges

The keynote speaker was Sunil Kant Munjal, joint managing director of Hero MotoCorp, a leading motorcycle manufacturer headquartered in India. He discussed managerial techniques and traits that enabled his family to grow the business group, which now includes 32 companies.