Special Issue "Fast Expanding Markets"

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Mark Esposito

University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, 1 Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA, UK
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Interests: complex systems; sustainability; economic development; competitiveness; clusters and cluster policy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The aim of this special issue is to foster discussion on the various Inter-relationships between economic growth at national and international levels, as well as international trade. True to the focus of the journal, this issue will emphasize the implications that trade policy exerts on economic growth and vice versa, as well as the role of national governments, international organizations and the business community on related issues of worldwide concern.

With the increasingly rapid change within the social, demographical and technological dimensions of business, compounded by the continuous economic and financial woes of the world, many firms have been less inclined to drive improvement in revenues in favor of cost-cutting. The problem with this action is that it does not necessary confer a sustainable competitive advantage. To grow the top line, it is increasingly important to find new sources of growth.

One way for companies to do so is to identify markets that are growing or about to grow at breakneck speed. These fast-expanding markets, or FEMs, pertain to a broad range of maturities within existing markets and are not exclusive occurrences of emerging economies, but can be found through the layers of any productive endeavour, market size and industry, in any geographic location of the world.

Arguably, there are many markets that initially show a great deal of growth potential, but which are unable to sustain significant growth over a longer horizon. Therefore, a broad and generic definition of FEMs can be markets with a growth of 15% every year for at least three years. While this definition is not necessarily generally accepted, it should provide an idea of the magnitude of growth to the contributors of this special issue. The guest editors believe that these markets will serve as a source of growth in the next decade, and as an opportunity to forecast how the productive landscape is profiling, looking at a more sustained value proposition coupled with a rapid pace of development, as is not the case in most traditional markets.

The purpose of this special issue is not to speculate where the fast-expanding markets will be; rather it is to provide an evidence-based prediction of where these rapidly expanding markets will likely be, with the ultimate goal of sparking debates and examining their implications for practitioners.

Dr. Mark Esposito
Guest Editor

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  • economic development
  • markets
  • emerging economies
  • economy
  • microeconomics
  • competitiveness

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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