What constitutes middle class, a growing global disruption
This growth in global affluence, especially in the emerging nations is going to have a huge impact on business. Do you understand the impact it will have on your business or your industry? The change will be unprecedented. Are you thinking through what the new markets will be? What cities will you concentrate on (not what countries)? What competitors will emerge as companies in emerging nations become more cash rich, sophisticated and more competitive?
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For more information of this shift read this excellent article on BBC News click on the link below
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So who counts as middle class?
According to organisations like the United Nations and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), it’s someone who earns or spends $10 to $100 per day.
That’s when you have disposable income and enough money to consume things like fridges, or think about buying a car.
As the UN suggests, the growth is being driven by industrialisation. The industrial revolution of the 19th Century transformed the economies of Britain, the US and Germany. The move from agrarian to industrial societies generated income rises that created the middle class.
Now it’s the turn of emerging economies, particularly in Asia. In Indonesia, for instance, investment now exceeds 30% of GDP, a sign that there is more manufacturing.