Lourdes S. Casanova

Lourdes S. Casanova

Senior Lecturer of Management

Email: lc683@cornell.edu
370 Sage Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 254-1656

Lourdes Casanova, Senior Lecturer and Director Emerging Markets Institute, S.C. Johnson School of Management, Cornell University, formerly at INSEAD, specializes in international business with focus on emerging markets multinationals. Awarded in 2014 and 2015 one of the 50 most influential Iberoamerican intellectuals by Esglobal. Faculty Fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. Fulbright Scholar with Master degree from University of Southern California and PhD from University of Barcelona. Taught, directed executive programs at INSEAD for senior managers including Telefónica, BBVA and Cemex and Brazilian Confederation of Industries.

Co-author with P. Cornelius and S. Dutta: Entrepreneurship and the Finance of Innovation in Emerging Markets. Elsevier. 2017. Co-Author with A. Miroux: Emerging Market Multinationals Report 2016: The China Surge. Co-author with J. Kassum: The Political Economy of an Emerging Global Power: In Search of the Brazil Dream, Palgrave Macmillan 2014, author ‘Global Latinas: Latin America’s emerging multinationals’ Palgrave Macmillan 2009, co-author Innovalatino, Fostering Innovation in Latin America, Ariel 2011, articles in journals including Beijing Business Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Business and Politics and Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica. Writer of an op-ed at Latin Trade http://latintrade.com/ and regular contributor to CNN en español http://cnnespanol.cnn.com/.

Member of Latin America Global Agenda Council and the Competitiveness in Latin America taskforce of World Economic Forum, B20 Task Force on ICT and Innovation in G20 summit, Los Cabos (2012), responsible at INSEAD of Goldman Sachs 10,000 women initiative. Board member of Boyce Tompson Institute, 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. Founding board member Emerging Multinationals Research Network. Co-founder of the Ithaca Hub of Global Shapers.

Visiting professor, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley: Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and Latin American Centre, University of Oxford; University of Zurich, and Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Consultant Inter-American Development Bank.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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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.; 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.; 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.; 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., 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.; 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.; 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., 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.; 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.

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