While small and large firms legitimately garner attention, middle-sized firms go unnoticed though they are highly significant contributors to the economy in the U. S. and abroad. We define the U. S. middle-market sector, and note its uniqueness relative to small and large firms. In particular, middle market firms face challenges that are different from those of others. As an example, we review the globalization of middle market firms. We also note other challenges faced by this sector.
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Dr. Anil K. Makhija is recognized as an expert in the field of finance, particularly capital structure, corporate governance and valuation, and has more than 20 years of experience in academic leadership roles.
He chaired Fisher’s Department of Finance and served as an associate dean of executive education programs where he was responsible for the development of Fisher’s top-ranked Executive MBA program. He also played a key leadership role in the development of the GE Capital-funded National Center for the Middle Market, serving as the center’s academic director.
Makhija has led and participated in consulting and executive development programs for dozens of leading companies in the U.S. and in countries across the globe, and has been a featured expert in outlets such as the The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The New York Times, Financial Times and Bloomberg Businessweek, among many others.
He has a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MBA from Tulane University, and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.