The future of comparative management studies must embrace opportunities to analyze and understand new management practices that are developing around the world. Of particular interest to me have been the startling developments in China, India and other developing and emerging countries that had largely been ignored by early comparative management theorists. In fact, it's one of the main reasons that I've launched this blog focusing specifically on growth-oriented entrepreneurship in developing countries.
A good place to start is a special report published in The Economist several years ago on “Innovation in Emerging Markets”. Among the topics introduced in the report that certainly warrant further study are new business models in emerging markets, innovation systems and the strategies selected by firms in emerging countries seeking to grow quickly in their domestic markets and in foreign markets that have typically been left to Western companies.