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Asia-Pacific Emerging Economies

Prof. Rachel Davis

February 20-24, 2017
Christ University, Lavasa

Emerging Economies as the term suggests indicates traditional economies that are in the
process of emerging into new modern forms. Despite the fact that the process of
modernization took over 300 years in the West and was based on home-grown technologies
and systems, the process of replacing the old with the new was nevertheless a contentious
process with a lot of displacement. Not unlike what is happening today in the Asian Emerging

Asian Emerging Economies are modernizing in a few decades by the importing technologies,
processes and systems from the West and Japan. The challenges and opportunities, risks and
reward in doing business in emerging markets are explored through the following topics:
Economic Modernization, Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Political and Social Modernization.
These topics form the basis for country analysis based on the PESTEL model. Students will be
required to do an analysis of an Asia-Pacific economy using this model.

Countries covered are early emerging economies, Singapore, S. Korea and Taiwan and current
emerging economies, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam. Perspective on these
economies will be provided through comparisons with USA, Japan and India.

To provide students with local, regional and global perspectives on Asia-Pacific economies.
To enhance students analytical capabilities, critical thinking and knowledge of Emerging
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Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA.

- Visiting Professor, June 2015-December 2016.

Delhi School of Business, New Delhi, India.

- Dean and Professor, January 2013-December 2014.

Malaysia University of Science & Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

- Provost, June 2010-December 2012
- Dean and Professor, School of Business, June 2010-December 2012

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.

- Adjunct Associate Professor, August-December, 2009.

Forbes EduMetry Ltd., Bangalore, India.

- Co-Founder & Chief Knowledge Officer, June 2006-December 2009.

National University of Singapore, NUS School of Business, Singapore.

- Associate Professor, August 1995-June 2006.
- Vice-Dean and Director, MBA and EMBA Programs, June 2001-May 2004.

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.

- Visiting Assistant Professor, June to December, 1994.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dept. of Business & Economics, Illinois, USA.

- Visiting Assistant Professor, January to May, 1994.

New York University, Stern School of Business, New York, USA.

- Assistant Professor, September 1988-August 1995.
- Director, Undergraduate International Business Studies, 1990-92.

Ph.D., Corp. Strategy & Intl. Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 1989.
M.B.A., International Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 1987.
MA, International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 1981.
BA, Economics & History, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India, 1979.