The Institute at Work

Life Sciences Research & Development in India

by Gaurav J. Shah, MBA ‘15
Gaurav J. Shah, MBA ‘15
Companies in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices are investing in India as a way to increase research & development productivity.

Nigeria and the Consumer Goods Space: A 30,000-Foot Snapshot

by Vikash Khanna, MBA ‘15
Vikash Khanna, MBA ‘15
Understanding the Nigerian shopper should yield dividends for consumer goods companies

Using Psychometrics to Reduce Default Risk in Emerging Markets

by Damian Kearney, MBA ’15
Damian Kearney, MBA ’15
Evaluating default risk for SME’s in emerging markets can require non-traditional methods of credit worthiness.

The Awakening of an Island Frozen in Time Could Cuba’s new economic development affect neighboring economies in the long term?

by Francisco Jose Robles Cedeno, MBA ‘15
Francisco Jose Robles Cedeno, MBA ‘15

Cuba is poised to rapidly expand its economy once diplomatic relations have been restored with the United States.  How should its neighbors react?

Deal-Level Examination of China’s Outbound M&A in the US (2002-2014)

by Kaiwen Zhong, BA '15
Kaiwen Zhong, BA '15
North America remains the top destination for Chinese outbound investment, particularly in the high technology, industrials, and consumer products and services industries.

Catastrophe Bonds: Hedging Earthquake Risks in Latin America

by Kwame Joseph Campos Rodriguez, '15
Kwame Joseph Campos Rodriguez, '15
Cat Bonds can be employed in Latin America to provide catastrophe coverage and help diversify investor risk

The Globalization of Chinese Companies: A case study of the Fosun Group Knowledge of the Chinese Market Has Enabled Significant Investments in Private Equity

by Faye Zou, MBA '15
Faye Zou, MBA '15

The Fosun Group is leading the way for Chinese investments in private equity.

Are Jim O'Neil's BRIC predictions turning out to be true? Analytical study to compare Jim O'Neil's prediction on macroeconomic indicators with the actuals from the last 15 years.

by Jivesh Govil, MBA '15
Jivesh Govil, MBA '15

A MBA student tests Jim O’Neil’s 2003 predictions about the growth of BRIC economies and concludes O’Neil was too conservative.

Bulgaria as an Investment Location Interview with Ivo Konstantibov, Commercial Counselor and Trade Attache Bulgarian Embassy, Washington, DC

by Krasina Koleva, MBA '15
Krasina Koleva, MBA '15

Bulgaria anticipates incremental growth, particularly in the IT sector, and has benefited from accession into the European Union.

The Venezuela Economic Miracle: A Realistic or Unachievable Dream?

by Leonardo Pozzobon, MBA '15
Leonardo Pozzobon, MBA '15

In order to achieve prosperity, Venezuela must change economic policy, fiscal policy, be more business friendly, liberalize the labor market, promote exports, and strengthen democratic institutions.

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“Through I course I took with the Emerging Markets Institute, I developed a human resource strategy for retaining high potential female employees for a major investment bank in South Africa. This was my most beneficial experience at business school and highlighted a pressing subject: women’s empowerment in the workplace.”

- Bryson Saez, MBA '14
EMI Fellow