What is it about?

This paper summarizes some of the many challenges that research can encounter in an emerging country context. It is important to document such challenges so that they can be overcome, but also so that readers and reviewers of such research can appreciate the often unusual circumstances that can arise in non-western research contexts.

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Why is it important?

Firstly the paper is important in helping to identify and overcome research challenges. However it also serves as a useful reference for researchers active in emerging and developing country contexts. When publishing work from such contexts authors can often find journal editors and reviewers are unfamiliar with the challenges faced by researchers operating in non-western contexts. This paper hopes to offer a useful reference to help illustrate and enlighten editors and reviewers on some of those many challenges.

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This page is a summary of: Barriers to innovation and knowledge generation: The challenges of conducting business and social research in an emerging country context, Journal of Innovation & Knowledge, February 2018, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jik.2017.10.004.
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