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Harvard University

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

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This business and management course, taught by Harvard Business School professor Tarun Khanna, takes an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding and solving complex social problems. 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 focus of this course is on individual agency—what can you do to address a defined problem? The creative process starts with immersion in the problem-at-hand and the harnessing of diverse perspectives.

The course then touches on issues related to financing, scaling up of operations, branding, the management of property rights, and the creation of appropriate metrics for assessing progress and social value, in the fast-growing but institutionally compromised settings of emerging markets.

The settings are diverse, sectoral (healthcare, online commerce, fintech, infrastructure) and geographic (India and South Asia, China, Africa, Latin America). But the emphasis is less on comprehensive coverage than on developing a way of thinking with a bias-to-action.

Taught by

Sue J. Goldie and Tarun Khanna


4.8 rating, based on 12 Class Central reviews

4.6 rating at edX based on 198 ratings

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  • I thank you a million for this awesome course enlighting all kinds of entrepreurship in various sectorships by identifying the institutional voids as the first step ( challenges or opportunities) to work towards an innovation and your goal. How to recognize them and finding solutions according to your country ( public sector, private sector and government), citizens, markets, situations, partnerships and you ( use your you: how to deal with your funds and to make it effective). In addition, a deep connection to The healthcare system in South Asia as a pertinent issue to arm you in any circumstances.
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    Ilaria Bosco
    They talked about India for almonst all the course. It was boring. I am sure a person wants to know everything in "general" and he/she does not want to hear so many examples about India, South Asia, Indian doctors etc
  • Good course primarily aimed at India. Some good ideas and examples. But I found the self assessment grading criteria very stupid.
  • Anonymous
    I would like to learn more about entreprenuer in Brazil and another countries who be growing up. This subject is very important for People Who are studying economy, administration and business.

  • Laly Noya Rakotoniaina
    I highly recommend this course to other entrepreneurs. During this course you will gain access to how other countries develop or resolve issues. That effect people livelihood. Also, you will learn insight on how to create structure for various events. This course can be applied to your lives.
  • Entrepreneurship is regarded as a process of and individual and cooperate body Will enrolled in a business venture long of any associated rik. An entrepreneurship provides opportunities to individual by providing space for starting a business in a given state.
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    Swati Gupta
    Course is very good and informative
    Course is very good and informative
    Course is very good and informative
    Course is very good and informative
    Course is very good and informative
    Course is very good and informative
    Course is very good and informative
  • Cassiano Oliveira Da Silva
    Sou Brasil pretendo fazer o curso porque tenho muita vontade de aprimorar apesar da idade ..

    Sempre tive muita vontade de fazer nessa universidade
  • Anonymous
    I loved all. I want to do this course cause I will make new thing in my life, so I need to learn more about this.
  • Anonymous
    This course was very good and very complete.
    Is a course that will benefit the professional life of each one.
    Congratulations MIT and Harward.

    There are many interesting courses, the hard thing is to choose :)
  • I am really happy with this online programme and hopefully I can recommend this to my friends and family so we all can be beneficial to it
  • Louis Evens
    I would like to have some information about the situation of the country in no some many people in my country in the world .

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