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Commenting on "One Belt One Road" Initiative Funding

Dr. Ying Zhang  is the Associate Dean for China Business and Relations at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School & Cornell University. 

The good, the bad and the ugly in currency devaluation

by Deeksha Gupta, EMI Research Fellow
Deeksha Gupta, EMI Research Fellow

Could this be the start of a currency war?

Is the party over in Latin America?

by Brian Liberatore, MBA '16, EMI Fellow Candidate
Brian Liberatore, MBA '16, EMI Fellow Candidate
Latin America begins another cycle in the region's decades-long boom/bust economy.

Why Alibaba Succeeds in China: Implications for the Chinese Business Environment

by Winston Sun, MBA ‘16
Winston Sun, MBA ‘16

Alibaba has grown to be larger than Amazon and eBay combined by understanding the Chinese consumer and offering services which resonate.

Why Xiaomi Succeeds in China: Implications for the Chinese Business Environment

by Winston Sun, MBA ‘16
Winston Sun, MBA ‘16

Xiaomi, the world’s third largest smartphone maker, has found a way to satisfy consumers with a high quality product at an emerging market price.

“Beyond the BRICs” Conference at Northeastern University Center for Emerging Markets Co-organized with Cornell University’s Emerging Markets Institute

by Chen Chen, Visiting Scholar
Chen Chen, Visiting Scholar

Opportunities exist in other emerging markets than the BRICS countries.

Hyperinflation Venezuela’s potential next crash: The Perils of Monetary Policy

by Alejandro Martinez, MBA ‘13
Alejandro Martinez, MBA ‘13

As Venezuela approaches hyperinflation, they need to establish a monetary policy independent of political influences.  Otherwise, the economy faces ruin.

Petrobras Scandal from an Ethical Perspective

by Murilo Bourroul Broggiato, MBA ‘15
Murilo Bourroul Broggiato, MBA ‘15

A series of ethical failures on behalf of suppliers, employees and management have created the largest corporate scandal in Latin American History.  Petrobras, a former corporate role model, is now under intense scrutiny as regulators and the public ask, “How did this happen?”

China’s excursion to Africa

by Ankit Mandhania, MBA ‘15
Ankit Mandhania, MBA ‘15

Chinese investments in Africa are bringing not only sorely needed infrastructure, but concerns about labor standards, wages, occupational health and safety, and workers’ rights.

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.
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