If you conduct research in Asia, you know that challenges can often arise that can cause research to go off-track. We understand those challenges as we have experienced them, too. Our teams across Asia have come across almost everything that can be experienced over the many decades that we have conducted research throughout the region. As such, we have also learned how to anticipate challenges and be constantly prepared in case of mishaps.
Our stateside expert, David Ying Hon Ho, hails from Hong Kong and lives between the two continents (currently residing near our Portland, Oregon office). David has conducted many projects across Asia over the past three decades and has documented his findings in a presentation entitled “Practical Considerations in Researching Asia.” Detailed within his presentation are some of the common pitfalls that any research team faces in Asia, particularly in those developing areas that are so desirable to many of our clients. Developing countries represent the next frontier in terms of all kinds of new products – and are especially relevant to the technology sector.
Here are some of the nuggets you may find helpful:
If you are interested in conducting research in Asia or have been experiencing challenges in doing so, send us a note. We’d love to talk with you about what we’ve learned over the years and help you problem-solve on your end so that you can get the most out of your research. We’re also happy to visit your office to talk through these valuable insights and help you troubleshoot and plan for conducting research in Asia …or wherever your research adventures lead you globally.