Businesses exploring new frontiers, says Beedie professor

Jan 10, 2017


Against a global backdrop of reduced economic growth, multinational companies are increasingly seeking profits in “low-income, high-risk countries”, according to an article co-authored by Beedie professor Eric Werker. Published in the Harvard Business Review, Mapping Frontier Economies identifies 19 “frontier countries”, characterized by political and legal uncertainty, and low per capita income – but potential for high growth.

The article explores the challenges faced by investors in these frontier economies, and provides a framework to help businesses identify where the greatest opportunities – and lowest risks – are to be found.

To learn more, read the article in full on the Harvard Business Review website.