Innovation in emerging markets: 2007 annual study
"Innovation in emerging markets" is an annual study by Deloitte's Global Manufacturing Industry Group which examines what is required for companies to succeed and realize the enormous market potential of the developing economies. Each year, Deloitte previews the "Innovation in emerging markets" study to global CEOs during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
The 2007 study captures the perspectives of over 440 senior executives across a broad spectrum of industry sectors, including automotive, industrial products, process, aerospace and defense, consumer durable and non-durable, life sciences and telecommunications manufacturers. This year's study examines the operational issues and successful strategies for establishing or expanding operations in five emerging markets: China, India, Southeast Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
| Investment outlook
Manufacturers continue to be bullish about China, but are also planning to invest in other emerging markets over the next five years.
The war for talent is becoming fierce as more and more companies compete for a smaller pool of talent in emerging markets.
| Risk management
Locating operations in emerging markets brings increased risks in a variety of areas such intellectual property protection, geopolitical issues and legal/regulatory issues.
Companies are trending towards a business model of wholly-owned operations in emerging markets, providing more autonomy at the local level.
Learn more about the latest findings from the full report and executive summary attached below in PDF format. Also refer to the 2006 report "Innovation in emerging markets: Strategies for achieving commercial success" and a recent interview with Steve Laughman, global automotive sector leader of Deloitte's Global Manufacturing Industry Group and a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP (USA): "Automotive manufacturers seek revenue growth in emerging markets."
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