Anil K. Gupta


Primary Research Areas

  • Emerging Markets (especially China and India)
  • Frugal Innovation
  • Global Strategy & Organization
  • Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Can the TPP Be Salvaged Without the U.S.?

President Trump signed an executive order this week to formally walk away from the Trans Pacific Partnership, in what looked like the final chapter for the 12-nation trade deal. Without the U.S., it seemed, the deal would collapse. But leaders of some of the 11 remaining nations now say they hope to carry on with the deal. Smith School professor Anil K. Gupta says the big question is whether the pact's smaller nations will stick with it once access to the important U.S. market is no longer part of the bargain. Read more...

Our Man In Davos: 4 Takeaways from the World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum in Davos, SwitzerlandSeveral world leaders opted out of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week. Xi Jinping didn't. He became China's first leader to speak at the gathering that's designed to shape global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. Also participating: Smith School professor Anil K. Gupta. He contributed to a "future of retail" panel and watched Xi present China "as a defender of globalization and global trade in a not-so-veiled dig at a Donald Trump-led U.S., a post-Brexit U.K., and amid rising questions in France, Italy and other parts of the European Union about free trade and the free movement of people." Gupta, in an interview with Smith Brain Trust, offers insight from the ground in Davos. Read more...


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