Emerging Markets Research Centre (EMaRC)


The Emerging Markets Research Centre (EMaRC) aims to focus on all research areas (including Information Systems, Operations Management, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Accounting and Finance and Economics) that the School has interest and expertise as long as the research context directly relates to emerging countries including BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) members. Currently, focus and activities of the Centre are concentrated in the areas of information systems, electronic government, and digital and social media matters in relation to emerging markets such as India.

EMaRC aims to provide the School’s staff with a common platform to facilitate collaborative research activities with institutions and researchers from emerging and developing economies. As a result of its focus on context rather than on a specific research area, EMaRC is multi- as well as inter-disciplinary in nature, hence it welcomes members from all sections of the School of Management and from other Schools/Colleges of Swansea University. It should also be noted that academics and researchers from developed countries are welcome to collaborate through this Centre if they are working on issues related to emerging markets.

The Centre attempts to make useful societal contributions through knowledge exchange and examining research problems that are specific to emerging markets. A key focus of this Centre is to promote international collaborations and engagement. EMaRC is also home to a number of current and successfully completed doctoral candidates.

Call for Papers

The Emerging Markets Research Centre invites researchers to present their ideas and thoughts at a workshop on the theme of Emerging Markets from a Multidisciplinary Perspective: Challenges, Opportunities and Research Agenda to be held at the School of Management, Swansea University, UK on Monday 3rd July 2017. Theoretical and conceptual papers (including position papers) as well as empirical works are welcomed. 

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research or position/viewpoint papers that are not being considered and/or already published in any other conference, workshop or journal. The workshop supports two types of contributions: full papers should contain completed research and have a maximum of 12 pages; short papers can consist of conceptual, theoretical, position or viewpoint types of contributions and have a maximum of 6 pages. Feedback on submitted contributions will be provided during oral presentations at the workshop. All accepted papers will be published as workshop proceedings in the form of an edited book under the Emerging Markets book series by Springer Nature, USA. 

Please submit your papers to: Dr Rachelle Barlow, Research Support Officer, School of Management, Swansea University, UK. Email: SoMResearch@swansea.ac.uk   

Important dates

  • Paper submission: 15th June 2017
  • Workshop date: 3rd July 2017
  • Revised submission: 30th July 2017
  • Papers forwarded to publisher: 10th August 2017
  • Publication date: TBA