Lourdes S. Casanova

Lourdes S. Casanova

Academic Director of the Emerging Markets Institute
Senior Lecturer of Management

370 Sage Hall
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Phone: 607-254-1656

Lourdes Casanova, a Senior Lecturer at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, formerly at INSEAD, specializes in international business with a focus on Latin America and multinationals from emerging markets. A Fulbright Scholar with a Masters degree from the University of Southern California and a PhD from the University of Barcelona. She was a visiting professor at Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge and at the Latin American Centre at the University of Oxford in 2010. She is a visiting Faculty at the University of Zurich, Deusto Business School and Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and a consultant of the Inter-American Development Bank. She taught and directed executive programs at INSEAD for senior managers from global multinationals including Telefónica, BBVA and Cemex and the Brazilian Confederation of Industries (CNI). She is also a consultant of multinationals operating in Latin America.

She is co-author with Julian Kassum of: The Political Economy of an Emerging Global Power: In Search of the Brazil Dream, forthcoming in 2014 Palgrave Macmillan, author of the book: ‘Global Latinas: Latin America’s emerging multinationals’ published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2009, coauthor of Innovalatino, Fostering Innovation in Latin America, published by Ariel in 2011 and has published numerous case studies, chapters in books and articles in journals including Beijing Business Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Business and Politics and Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica.

She is a member of the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum on Latin America, a member of the Advisory Committee European Union/Brazil, the World Investment Network of the UNCTAD, the B20 Task Force on ICT and Innovation in Los Cabos, a reviewer of Strategy Management Journal, was responsible at INSEAD of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 women initiative and co-leading the InnovaLatino research project on Innovation in Latin America, an OECD/INSEAD research project funded by Fundación Telefónica. She is a board member of a start-up Documenta, a member of the Network of Interdisciplinary Research in Family Firms, the Nominating Committee of the World Innovation Summit (HIT Barcelona) and a founding Board Member of the Societé des Amis du Chateau de Fontainebleau. Board Member of the Academia do Brazil em Cornell. Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Economics, Finance and Administritative Science. Member of the executive committee of Cornell Institute European Studies. Cornell University.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Accepted Papers

  • Losada, M.; Casanova, Lourdes S..  "Internationalization of Emerging Multinationals: The Latin American case"  European Business Review  (Accepted)

Published Papers

Working Papers

Scholarly Books


Book Chapters

  • Casanova, Lourdes S., 2011, Capítulo 23: El nuevo poder global de las corporaciones latinoamericanas, in Responsabilidad Social de la Empresa en América Latina: Manual de Gestión, eds B. En Caravedo, Lourdes Casanova, A. Vives and E. Peinado-Vara et al., FOMIN Inter-American Development Bank.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S., 2011, Latin America's Emerging Multinationals ? Spanish as a competitive advantage, in Word for Word: The Social, Economical, and Political Impact of English and Spanish, eds J. Otero, P. Powell-Davis, and José Ferrari, Instituto Cervantes/British Council.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S.; Dayton-Johnson, J.; Fonstad, N.; Pietikainen, A., 2011, Innovation in Latin America: Recent Insights, in Global Innovation Index 2011: Accelerating Growth and Development, eds Soumitra Dutta, INSEAD.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S., 2011, Las multinacionales emergentes latinoamericanas. El español como ventaja competitiva, in Word for Word: The Social, Economical, and Political Impact of English and Spanish, eds J. Otero, P. Powell-Davis, and José Ferrari, Instituto Cervantes/British Council.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S., 2010, La multinacionales emergences globales de Latinoamérica, in Anuario Iberoamericano Elcano, eds Carlos Malamud, Paul Isbell, Federico Steinberg and Concha Tejedor, EFE/Real Instituto Elcano.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S.; Hoeber, H., 2010, Vale, Uma líder Multinacional Emergente, in A ascensão das multinacionais Brasileiras, eds André Almeida and Jase Ramsey, Campus/Elsevier.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S.; Hoeber, H., 2009, Cemex: Building a Global Latina, in Strategic Management: Competitiveness & Globalization, eds M.A. Hitt, R. Duane Ireland and R.E. Hoskisson, Cengage Learning/South Western.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S.; Arruda, C.; Almeida, A.; Pinedo, E., 2009, Politec: Uma empresa Brasileira de Serviços de TI com Alcance Mundial, in The Rise of Brazilian Multinationals: Making the Leap from Regional Heavyweights to true multinationals, eds André Almeida and Jase Ramsey, Campus/Elsevier.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S., 2008, Learning Best Human Resources Management Practices from Spanish Multinationals in Latin America: A Case Study of Telefónica, in Best Human Resource Management Practices in Latin America, eds Marta M. Elvira and Annabella Davila, Routledge.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S., 2005, Latin America: Economic and Business Context, in Managing Human Resources in Latin America: An Agenda for International Leaders, eds Marta M. Elvira and Annabella Davila, Routledge.

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