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INSEAD Launches Emerging Markets Institute on Singapore Campus

INSEAD has launched a new think tank focused on emerging markets, the school announced earlier this month. Developed in partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board (SEDB), the Emerging Markets Institute (EMI) will be housed on INSEAD’s Asia campus in Singapore.

The new research institute is designed to leverage INSEAD’s intellectual capital and global reputation – the school also features campuses in France and Abu Dhabi – as well as Singapore’s spirit of innovation and foresight to find solutions to the challenges facing emerging economies.

“Emerging markets continue to be crucial to global economic growth and recovery,” INSEAD Dean Ilian Mihov said in a statement. “The EMI will provide valuable resources not only for academic institutions, but also for governments and businesses,” he continued.

INSEAD Professor of International Management V. “Paddy” Padmanabhan will serve as academic director of the EMI, and Vinika Devasar Rao will serve as its executive director. INSEAD hopes the center will emerge as one of the most comprehensive emerging markets-focused facilities in the world, capable of providing cutting-edge research and analysis to academics, governments, corporations and more. “The EMI will be the locus of cutting edge research capable of attracting the world’s best minds to focus on better understanding these economies which are leading global growth,” Padmanabhan said in a statement.

The SEDB hopes that the EMI will help further strengthen Singapore’s position as a global Asian business hub. “By providing a new data service on emerging markets, and addressing critical business issues such as strategy and innovation, the EMI is well-placed to help companies in understanding and competing effectively in these markets,” Kelvin Wong, SEDB assistant managing director of new businesses, said in a statement.

The EMI will be home to the Global Asia Fellowship Program, which will unite leading academics and corporate executives on research related to the drivers, challenges and opportunities in Asian emerging markets.

“EMI’s mandate is to become the leading think-tank on business management and economic development in emerging markets,” Rao said in a statement. The EMI will also include an Emerging Markets Case Center focused on developing case studies on real emerging market successes and failures in the classroom, he said. Finally, the EMI will host a range of events, conferences and symposia to advance dialogue and knowledge-sharing regarding emerging markets.

Learn more about INSEAD’s new Emerging Markets Institute in Singapore.