Emerging Market Internationalization Research Group (EMIRG)



The Emerging Market Internationalization Research Group (EMIRG) is devoted to studying the internationalization strategies of emerging market firms as well as those of western multinationals in emerging markets. EMIRG will contribute to research and practice by disentangling the unique and rather unconventional paths, processes and performances been adopted and experienced by emerging market firms in their international expansion. It will also expand knowledge on doing business in emerging markets by focusing on the unique institutional characteristics of emerging markets, the inherent diversity of institutions, and the consequent challenges and opportunities for western multinationals.


New unit on "Strategy and Emerging Markets" by EMIRG members at Discipline of International Business to be offered to MCom/MIB students in Semesters I & II 2013.

Do you have an Emerging Market Strategy? This is a question that an increasingly large number of company managers, especially in the developed western world, are trying to answer. This unit of study will lay the foundations of strategy making in emerging markets, with an emphasis on four of the largest emerging markets of the world today - Brazil, Russia, India and China - often termed as the BRIC countries. Utilizing frameworks from mainstream strategy and international business disciplines, this unit will analyze emerging markets from the perspective of primarily two simultaneous phenomena - multinationals from developed markets trying to tap into emerging markets, and companies from emerging markets globalizing their operations and consequently changing the global competitive landscape.

Upcoming Events

  • Emerging Market Turbulence: Implications for Australian Organizations
    Venue: University of Sydney Business School
    CBD Campus, 17th floor, 133 Castlereagh Street
    Sydney NSW 2000
    Organized by
    EMIRG, International Business, University of Sydney Business School
    1st November 2013, 9:30am-12:30pm, Sydney
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  • Internationalization of Business Groups
    Venue: National University of Singapore
    Organized by
    The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore & The Emerging Market Internationalization Research Group (EMIRG), University of Sydney
    Dec. 5-6, NUS, Singapore
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