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Rough Diamonds: The Four Traits of Successful Breakout Firms in BRIC Countries by Nan Zhou, Gerardo R. Ungson, Seung Ho Park

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Chapter 1

An Overview

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.

—Chinese proverb

Part of our western outlook stems from the scientific attitude and its method of isolating the parts of a phenomenon in order to analyze them.

—Arthur Ericson

The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor.

—Christian Nestell Bovee

How do real-world diamonds get their value? Part of it derives from their scarcity, but a host of other factors ultimately determines the extent to which a particular gem is prized. Rough diamonds are painstakingly cabbed, cut, and polished to remove infirmities, an intricate and rigorous process that leaves the diamond even more valuable than before. In this study, we employed a similarly ...

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