Risk of Disruption in Egypt

A solid presence and partner support helped Juniper Networks make payroll when the country’s banking system shut down.

Emerging market countries’ regulations, taxes and business environments vary widely, requiring multinationals to study up on each country’s business accessibility and potential before entering. As recent events have shown, companies must also be prepared to handle the massive upheavals and abrupt changes likely to follow.

Disruptions occur in even the most stable economies, as Japan’s tsunami clearly illustrated. But emerging market countries’ less developed infrastructures and unpredictable politics tend to result in more frequent ones.

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