Emerging technologies constitute a “grey zone” that occurs between research and development (R&D) and engineering for commercial or mass scale production. The pace of innovation is more rapid than technology knowledge transfer and comprehension by the policy and regulatory community. Just as emerging technologies constitute a “grey zone” between R&D and mass scale or mainstream offerings, the emerging market represents a “grey zone” between a developed market and an undeveloped market in either general economic terms or industry specific terms. Digital emerging technologies deviate from traditional supply chains, involve new business models, create unexpected or unpredictable outcomes, and can bring challenges to governance. Emerging technologies may be a strategic benefit to emerging markets, such as Hungary, and developing countries, such as Suriname, to help expand their economies. Who is responsible for governing the emerging technology solution if multiple countries are part of the development or operating environment, and is there a need for collaborative governance? Who is liable in the case of bad actors or saboteurs?

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