Emerging Markets Business Summer 2017

34 42 60 Elevate Your Business Competition over platforms is replacing rivalry over products. Not everyone is going to build an Alibaba, but every company needs to figure out how to participate or compete. Dream Little Taxi hailing app, Little Cab, is Kenya’s answer to Uber. By differentiating itself from the competition and focusing on local needs, the year-old start-up is already making its mark. The Path to IPO Saudi Arabia’s L’azurde successfully transitioned from family business to private equity-owned company and now stands as the first such firm to list on the Saudi stock exchange. DISRUPTION NETWORKS: GATEKEEPER OR GATE-KEPT? AS NETWORKS FROM THE INTERNET TO CONNECTED DNA GAIN MOMENTUM, TWO CAMPS ARE PREVAILING