Academic Director

George Andres KarolyiGeorge Andrew Karolyi, PhD
Co-Director of Johnson Global Initiatives

Alumni Professor in Asset Management
Professor of Finance

Professor Karolyi is an internationally known scholar in the area of investment management, with a specialization in the study of international financial markets. He has written several books and monographs and has published extensively in finance and economics journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. In 2010, Karolyi was elected president of the Financial Management Association International for 2011-2012. 

Global Steering Committee

Vrinda Kadiyali
Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management,
Professor of Marketing and Economics

Professor Kadiyali's research is on firms' competitive strategies. She uses econometric models of game theory to study how firms compete with their rivals and their channel partners. She plans to extend her research to India.

Ming Huang
Professor of Finance, Cornell , and China Europe International Business School Shanghai, China

Professor Huang's current research is on behavioral finance as applied to pricing of financial assets. He has also worked on credit risk and derivatives, on the effects of illiquidity on asset prices, and on the application of auction theory to takeovers.

Warren B. Bailey
Professor of Finance

Professor Bailey's interests include international finance, international securities markets, and investments. He has a special interest in emerging capital markets, particularly in Asia.

Vithala R. Rao
Deane W. Malott Professor of Management
Professor of Marketing

Professor Rao's interests lie in the development and application of analytical models for marketing strategy. His publications have dealt with dynamic pricing, the application of models for market structure analysis, brand equity, and acquisition. His research is of great relevance to key marketing challenges posed by emerging markets

Institute Academic Fellow  

Eswar PrasadEswar Prasad
Tolani Senior Professor of International Trade Policy, Cornell University
Senior Fellow and New Century Chair, Brookings Institution
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

Professor Prasad was previously chief of the Financial Studies Division in the International Monetary Fund’s Research Department and, before that, was the head of the IMF’s China Division. He has co-authored and edited numerous books and monographs, including many on China, Hong Kong, and India. His current research interests include the macroeconomics of financial globalization, monetary and exchange-rate policies in emerging markets, and the Chinese and Indian economies. Prasad's latest book, Emerging Markets: Resilience and Growth Amid Global Turmoil (with M. Ayhan Kose; Brookings Institution Press), was published in December 2010.

Contributing Faculty Members  


Maria Tereza Alexandra, Ph.D., University of Illinois – Teaching: marketing

Randy L. Allen, A.B., Physics, Cornell University - Teaching interests project courses with multi-national companies, Significant international consulting and management experience with Deloitte Consulting

Lourdes Casanova, Ph.D., University of Barcelona - Specializes in international business with a focus on Latin America and multinationals from emerging markets.

Ya-Ru Chen, Ph.D., Columbia University - Research focuses on cross-cultural differences and similarities in employees' behaviors and attitudes.  She also looks at how status concerns affect leadership effectiveness and influence business interactions across cultures.

Richard J. Coyle, MBA, Cornell University - Teaching: International Consulting Practicum; Experience: Senior Director for International Corporate Affairs for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he supported the European retail market and the Global Procurement organization with media and government relations

James R. Detert, Ph.D., Harvard University – Research interests: 1) the antecedents, processes, and outcomes of improvement-oriented voice from subordinates to authorities in work organizations; 2) leadership processes, behaviors, and outcomes; and 3) ethical decision making and behavior, particularly the sociocognitive processes and mechanisms of moral disengagement

Glen W. S. Dowell, Ph.D., University of Michigan – Research interests: the interaction of firms with their natural, institutional, and competitive environments

Vishaul Gaur, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania – Research interests: retail operations and supply chain management, including topics such as inventory management, product variety, distribution logistics, and linking operations to financial performance 

Melvin H. Goldman, MPA, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs - Research interests: international venture capital, industrial technology development and policy, and institutions of economic growth and development

Elena Iankova, Ph.D., Cornell University - Research interests: post-Communist Eastern Europe: business, government and civil society relations; political risk management strategies of multinational corporations in these transition economies; socially responsible business practices

Elizabeth A. Mannix, Ph.D., University of Chicago – Research interests: Effective performance in managerial teams, diversity in organizations and teams, power and alliances, negotiation and conflict, and organizational change and renewal

Roni Michaely, Ph.D., New York University – Research: corporate finance, capital markets and valuation. His current research focuses on conflict of interest in the capital markets, corporations payout policy, and the pricing and optimal trading mechanisms of IPOs

Mark B. Milstein, Ph.D., University of North Carolina – Research: how and why firms generate new business growth opportunities by treating social and environmental challenges as unmet market needs. His work includes private sector approaches to poverty alleviation and technology commercialization strategies to catalyze sustainable innovation

Maureen O’Hara, Ph.D., Northwestern University - issues in market microstructure, and she is the author of numerous journal articles as well as the book Market Microstructure Theory

Young-Hoon Park, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania – Research interests: analysis of behavioral data to understand and forecast customer shopping/purchasing activities, and to conduct customer relationship management

Wesley D. Sine, Ph.D, Cornell University- Research focuses on the emergence of new economic sectors. He explores issues related to institutional change, industry and technology evolution, technology entrepreneurship, and new venture structure and strategy. He is currently researching entrepreneurship in emerging markets.

Jan H. Suwinski, MBA,
Cornell University – Teaching: Strategic Operations Immersion as well as courses in Strategy and Strategic Alliances

Robert J. Swieringa, Ph.D., University of Illinois – Teaching: corporate financial reporting, corporate governance, and the use of accounting information for decision making and performance evaluation

Sachin Gupta, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

“The Emerging Markets Institute has attracted outstanding faculty who are true leaders in their fields of study.”

- Sachin Gupta, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs