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edX: Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

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30 hour 30 hours
Beginner
English
Course teacher: Tarun Khanna

What are you going to get

Learn to navigate logistics, supply chains, and distribution networks to create a strong foundation for your entrepreneurial ventures.

Understand how to craft marketing strategies that resonate with local consumers, leveraging cultural insights to create long-lasting connections with your target audience.

Learn to identify pressing social issues and develop sustainable business models that tackle these challenges while driving economic growth.

Understand the importance of cultural intelligence and adaptability to foster a harmonious work environment that embraces different value systems.


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Course description

You will learn about prior attempts to address these problems across the emerging markets, identify points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts, and propose and develop your own creative solutions

The number 1 reason people take this program

The number one reason people take this course is to gain valuable insights and knowledge on how to navigate and succeed in the business landscapes of developing nations. This course offers a specialized and practical understanding of the challenges and opportunities specific to emerging economies, which are often distinct from those in developed markets.

Most heard feedback on this program

"This course on edX has been an eye-opening journey into the world of business in developing nations. The course provides a deep understanding of the infrastructural challenges and opportunities, shedding light on the critical elements required to establish a successful business foundation."

About the instructor

Tarun Khanna

Tarun Khanna is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School, where he has studied and worked with a wide range of companies and investors in emerging markets worldwide. He joined the HBS faculty in 1993, after obtaining an engineering degree from Princeton University, a PhD from Harvard, and spending an interim stint on Wall Street. During this time, he has served as the head of several courses on strategy, corporate governance, and international business targeted to MBA and PhD students and senior executives. In 2010, he was named the first director of Harvard University's Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute. He teaches a university-wide elective course, Contemporary Developing Countries. And he is the author of the 2018 book Trust: Creating the Foundation for Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries. For many years, he has served as the Faculty Chair for HBS activities in India and South Asia.

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