Lourdes S. Casanova

Lourdes S. Casanova

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 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. Appointed in 2014 as one of the 50 most influential Iberoamerican intellectuals by Esglobal. 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 Autónoma de Barcelona and consultant of the Inter-American Development Bank. Taught, directed executive programs at INSEAD for senior managers from multinationals including Telefónica, 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, Palgrave Macmillan 2014, author of ‘Global Latinas: Latin America’s emerging multinationals’ Palgrave Macmillan 2009, coauthor of Innovalatino, Fostering Innovation in Latin America, Ariel 2011 and articles in journals including Beijing Business Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Business and Politics and Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica.

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 Institute, the start-up Documenta, founding Board Member of the Societé des Amis du Chateau de Fontainebleau and member of the Advisory Council of the Tompkins Public Library.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Published Papers

Working Papers

Scholarly Books


Book Chapters

  • Casanova, Lourdes S.; Kassum, J. , (accepted), Are Brazilian Multinationals Competitive Enough?, in Multilatinas: Strategies for Internationalization, eds Andonova, V., and Losada, M., Cambridge University Press.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S., 2016, Innovation in Latin America, in Innovation in Emerging Markets, eds J. Haar and R. Ernst, Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S., 2016, Latin American Multinationals Facing the ‘New Reality’, in Evolution of Family Business: Continuity and Change in Latin America and Spain, eds Fernández, P. and Lluch, A., Edward Elgar Pub.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S., 2015, Las Multinacionales Latinoamericanas ante la 'nueva realidad', in Un Siglo de Cambios: Familias Empresarias y Grandes Empresas y Grupos Familiares en America Latina y Espana, eds P. Fernández and A. Lluch, BBVA Foundation.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S.; Kononenko, R.; Villalobos, A., 2015, Petrobras: An Uncertain Future for a Global Latina, in Vizinhos Atlânticos: Instituições, Desenvolvimento e Política Externa entre Angola e Brasil, Lisboa, eds Bernardes, Bruno G. & Pereira, Gilberto.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S., 2015, Reflexiones para mi hija Sara Julia, in Liderazgo Femenino. Aprendizajes de Carrera de ejecutivas Latinas, eds Betina C. Rama.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S.; Renck, H. Brusius Brust, 2015, Business Sector Responses to the Rise of the Middle Class, in Latin America's Emerging Middle Classes: Economic Perspectives, eds J. Dayton, Palgrave Macmillian.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S.; Dumas, A., 2012, Should poverty alleviation be part of Multinationals Corporate Responsibility?, in Global Compact International Yearbook 2012.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S., 2011, Capítulo 22: 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.; 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, Latin America's Emerging Multinationals: Spanish as a Competitive Advantage, in Word for Word: The Social, Economic and Political Impact of Spanish and English, eds Philip Powell-Davies, Jaime Otero, and Maria José Ferrari, Instituto Cervantes/British Council.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S., 2011, Las multinacionales emergentes latinoamericanas. El españolcomo ventaja competitiva, in Palabra por palabra: El impacto social, económico y político del español y del inglés, eds Philip Powell-Davis, Jaime Otero, 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.; Arruda, C.; Pinedo, E., 2010, Politec: Brazilian IT services with Global Reach, in The Rise of Brazilian Multinationals: Making the Leap from Regional Heavyweights to true multinationals, eds Jase Ramsey and André Almeida, Campus/Elsevier.

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

  • 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., 2009, 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 Annabella Davila and Marta M. Elvira, Routledge.

  • 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., 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.

Technical Reports

  • Casanova, Lourdes S.; Miroux, Anne, 2016, Emerging Multinationals: The Coming of Age; Business Insights on Emerging Markets 2015, OECD Development Centre.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S.; Rodríguez-Montemayor, E., 2011, El papel de España en los Lazos Económicos entre Asia y Latinoamérica: Grandes empresas, Pymes y la ciudad de Barcelona como puentes entre las dos zonas, Casa Asia/INSEAD.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S.; Castellani, F.; Dayton-Johnson, S.; Dutta, Soumitra; Fonstad, N.; Paunov, C., 2011, InnovaLatino: Fostering Innovation in Latin America, INSEAD/OECD; Ariel/Fundación Telefónica.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S.; Fraser, M., 2009, From Multilatinas to Global Latinas - The New Latin American Multinationals (Compilation Case Studies), IDB.

  • Casanova, Lourdes S.; Zollo, M., 2007, Understanding Corporate Responsibility: Results and Insights from the Response Project, European Union Report.