EMI at Work

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – A Look Back and Ahead

by Pidchapon (Fai) Niruthisard, MBA '17
Pidchapon (Fai) Niruthisard, MBA '17

Companies are looking for new opportunities to grow beyond their existing markets. Emerging markets in Latin America, e.g. Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, are attracting attention from many companies but there is another market that might be out of sight but also worth exploring. Under the shadow of China, Southeast Asia is starting to flex its wings and silently becoming more recognizable in the global economy.


Colombia: Ripe for Private Equity

by Srini Chandrasekharan, AMBA '17
Srini Chandrasekharan, AMBA '17
Until late 2016, PE activity was dominated by Brazil, but recent political events, instability in Brazil, and the FARC-Colombia peace deal makes Colombia a lucrative opportunity for PE investment.

How Regenerative Agriculture Can Build Climate Resilience in Emerging and Frontier Economies

by Crosby Fish MBA'18 & Amanda Archila MBA'18
Crosby Fish MBA'18 & Amanda Archila MBA'18

In the world of sustainable business, few brands are as admirable as Patagonia, Inc. By working on regenerative agriculture, they are contributing to minimize the effects of climate change in the agriculture sector. 

The opportunities in China Medical Reform

by Diana Yuan, AMBA '17
Diana Yuan, AMBA '17

The healthcare ecosystem in China is complicated but full of potential. Medical Reform will reshuffle the elements in the healthcare chains and create new systems which are appropriate for a modern China.


Where to find Swiss cheese: how sanctions affected Russian economy

by Anna Poplasky, AMBA '17
Anna Poplasky, AMBA '17
United States and the European Union instituted sanctions against Russia are a small piece of a puzzle of relationships between Russia and the West. It is time for the economic development in Russia to enter a new phase of independence.

Colombia at the Crossroads: The Good, the Bad, and the Uncertain

by Ross H. Brown, MBA '17
Ross H. Brown, MBA '17

As a war-torn country plagued by high levels of crime and poverty as recently as the 1990s, in a relatively short period of time, Colombia took some remarkable steps that have helped to put it on the path towards lasting economic prosperity, development, and growth.

China: A sneak peek at the future

by German Peralta, MBA '17
German Peralta, MBA '17
China is taking advantage of the accelerated growth of its economy. Contrary to other emerging markets, China has managed to disburse growth to large pools of its population, increased disposable income of a previously impoverished population.

Andean Peaks and Silicon Valleys: Entrepreneurship in Colombia

by Vince Wong, Cornell Tech MBA '17
Vince Wong, Cornell Tech MBA '17

Shifting consumer behaviors, supported by advances in infrastructure, have increasingly enabled the Colombian economy through technology. More than ever before, Colombian entrepreneurs today have new opportunities within their reach – and they know it: 72% of Colombian adults view entrepreneurship as a worthy career path.


Searching for Unicorns in the Land of the Phoenix: The Lebanese startup ecosystem

by Sam Assaf and Abhiram Muddu
Sam Assaf and Abhiram Muddu
The Lebanese capital of Beirut has become home to a growing startup ecosystem. With the right kind of support, it’s only a matter of time until a highly valuable and innovative company emerges, attracts international attention.

Review of Mazzucato's and Penna´s Analysis of Brazilian National Innovation System

by Nathalia Foditsch and Evodio Kaltenecker
Nathalia Foditsch and Evodio Kaltenecker
Brazilian innovation policies reflect the very notion of innovation itself: they are uncertain, cumulative , and collective. Innovation policy is, thus, risky by nature because results are hard to predict.

“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