The Arab World Unbound by Vijay Mahajan
Tapping into the Power of 350 Million Consumers

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An expert's guide to exploring business opportunities in the burgeoning Arab marketplace

This groundbreaking book reveals the myriad opportunities presented by the Arab World's market of 350 million consumers, who collectively wield the ninth-largest economy in the world. Based on the author's firsthand research, including hundreds of market visits and more than 600 interviews at companies doing business throughout the region, this book shows how globally interconnected and vibrant the Arab markets are.

Through a rich blend of data and anecdotal observations, it chronicles how, by respecting the region's culture and religious norms, hundreds of local and multinational companies and entrepreneurs are creating successful businesses in this large and growing marketplace. Hundreds of interviews and illustrative examples peel away stereotypes about Arab consumers to reveal diverse, vibrant and entrepreneurial consumer marketsExplains how multinational companies, such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, and Proctor & Gamble, and leading regional companies are working successfully in the Arab nationsShows how Arab entrepreneurs, both men and women, are shaping the regional and global marketplacesVijay Mahajan, author of two previous award-winning books on emerging markets, is one of the world's most-cited researchers in the business and economics sector

As the global marketplace continues to expand, this book offers anyone interested in investing in the Arab world an expert perspective on the boundless business opportunities.


About Vijay Mahajan

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Vijay Mahajan holds the John P. Harbin Centennial Chair in Business at McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. He has consulted with Fortune 500 companies and received several lifetime achievement awards, including the American Marketing Association Charles Coolidge Parlin Award for visionary leadership in scientific marketing and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur). Mahajan is the author of eleven books, including Africa Rising and The 86 Percent Solution.
Published July 13, 2012 by Jossey-Bass. 432 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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And for the next three years he travelled across all but four of the Arab League's 22 countries, interviewing hundreds of people, from top executives and entrepreneurs to young people exploring the world around them and ordinary shoppers in dusty markets.

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