Academic Director

Lourdes S. Casanova

Senior Lecturer of Management Academic Director of the Emerging Markets Institute

Lourdes Casanova, a Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of the Emerging Markets Institute at the Johnson School of Business at Cornell University, formerly at INSEAD, specializes in international business with a focus on emerging markets multinationals. A Fulbright Scholar with a Masters degree from the University of Southern California and a PhD from the University of Barcelona. Visiting professor at Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, Judge Business School at University of Cambridge and at the Latin American Centre at the University of Oxford, University of Zurich, and Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona and consultant of the Inter-American Development Bank. Taught and directed executive programs at INSEAD for senior managers from multinationals including Telefonica, BBVA and Cemex and the Brazilian Confederation of Industries.  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 Global Latinas: Latin America's emerging multinationals', 2009, Palgrave Macmillan, co author of Innovalatino, Fostering Innovation in Latin America, 2011, Ariel and articles in journals including Beijing Business Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Business and Politics and Foreign Affairs Latinoamerica.  Member of Latin America Global Agenda Council and the Competitiveness in Latin America taskforce of the World Economic Forum, Advisory Committee European Union/ Brazil, World Investment Network at UNCTAD, the B20 Task Force on ICT and Innovation in Los Cabos, responsible at INSEAD of Goldman Sachs 10,000 women initiative and co-leading InnovaLatino on Innovation in Latin America. Board member of the Boyce Tompson Insititute, the start-up Documenta, founding Board Member of the Societe des Amis du Chateau de Fontainebleau and member of the Advisory Council of the Tompkins Public Library.

Global Steering Committee

Ya-Ru Chen
Faculty Director of China Executive Education Programs
Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management
Professor of Management and Organizations

Professor Chen's research focuses on cross-cultural differences and similarities in employees' behaviors and attitudes. She has compared the ways in which employees in different cultures react to performance feedback, relate to their own groups and other groups, and negotiate with their business counterparts. Her recent work examines how employees obtain, maintain, and experience status and power in their different cultural environments, and in globally diverse settings.

Nagesh Gavirneni
Area Coordinator of Operations Management
Emerson Professor of Manufacturing Management
Associate Professor of Operations Management

Professor Gavirneni's research interests are in the areas of supply chain management, inventory control, production scheduling, simulation, and optimization.

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 Prasad Eswar 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

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.

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

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