My discourse argues for fluidity in defining ‘emerging’ as applied to markets or regions in international business. While the accepted definition focuses on nation-states, culture and/or geography, I hypothesize that practitioners should be conscious of the fluid boundary conditions that define emergence.
Researchers and practitioners all have stories to tell. With an expertise in our modern history, I want to share with you some stories from China and Ukraine that harness my twenty years of research and practice in the international sphere. Through them I hope to invigorate our conversation to better understand the protean nature of our notion of ‘emerging.’ Relying on our shared knowledge and experiences, we will explore how to cultivate “a stronger ethical awareness” as we face the emergence of state-owned and private companies from emerging markets [Loch, K., Spring 2016 EDB 9040 Syllabus, 2].