This Book of Readings on the functional aspects of emerging economies is based on the seventeen international conferences organized and chaired by Dr. Appa Rao Korukonda under the auspices of the Academy of Business & Administrative Sciences (ABAS) during the period 1998-2008. Since their inception in 1998, the ABAS International Conferences have sought to transcend national, geographic, and disciplinary boundaries---both in their reach and in their program content. This volume, reflecting such diversity of content, covers functional and structural aspects of management from context-free as well as context-specific viewpoints. Specifically, papers in this book are organized into five parts: (a) Strategy, (b) Innovation and Entrepreneurship, (c) Technology, Organizational Structure, and Design, (d) Operations Research/Manufacturing Management, and (e) Culture and Corporate Social Responsibility. The editorial commentary at the beginning of each section is intended to provide a brief summary of the section and to place it in the broader context of scholarly literature and the subsequent articles in the section. A second volume is being planned for publication.