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Innovation in Emerging Markets

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Innovation is sweeping the globe at breakneck speed, and emerging markets are where tremendous growth and opportunity reside for the present and the future.  This discussion of will delve into the forces and drivers that shape innovation in emerging markets and explore the private sector roles and public policies that make for successful outcomes. 


Annotated Guide to the Discussion:

Defining innovation7:31

Emerging markets in the global economy15:59

Latin America’s innovation opportunities and challenges25:15; 55:55; 1:06:55; 1:42:08

How can innovation address development problems?42:53; 1:26:41

Public policies that promote innovation56:26; 1:32:07; 1:50:45

Encourage risk-taking and failure1:09:45; 1:33:20; 1:43:11


Six panelists sit in high chairs at the front of a room.
Photo Credit: Anders Beal






  • Ricardo Ernst

    Professor of Operations and Global Logistics at Georgetown University
  • Jerry Haar

    Global Fellow
    Professor and Former Associate Dean and Director, Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center in the College of Business Administration, Florida International University