Emerging Markets Institute

Informality, socioeconomic development, and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and opportunities in Emerging Market Economies

Introduction Informal Employment (IE) is a deep structural socioeconomic issue embedded in all economies and countries worldwide. IE nurtures the informal economy, also known as the informal sector, encompassing all […]

Cornell Enterprise Online Fall 2012

Johnson’s magazine includes a Q&A with Dean Soumitra Dutta, feature stories on marketing new technology and on metrics-driven marketing, a profile of Cambridge Health Alliance CEO Patrick Wardell, MBA ’79, […]


04/17/2017 The “Googley” culture of Silicon Valley companies didn’t always resonate with my staff, I found the no-nonsense leadership approach practiced by the US military to be particularly effective in […]

Can Africa Feed the World?

03/17/2017 Africa could be the world’s next breadbasket. But can it overcome the hurdles in its way? by Giorgi Tsintsadze ’17 Sixty percent of the world’s uncultivated, arable land lies […]

Demonetization and its Discontents

02/09/2017 EMI speaker and Humphrey Fellow Gopalakrishnan Veilumuthusamy detailed what happened when India, one of the world’s most cash-dependent countries, decided to get rid of its most valuable currency notes. […]

Brazil and Latin America: Innovating to Overcome the Crisis Conference

02/09/2017 The forum “Brazil and Latin America: Innovating to overcome the crisis” has the purpose of promoting a discussion on new alternatives to expand Brazil and Latin America initiatives on […]

EMI ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT – Nirupama Kumar, MBA ‘13

01/13/2017 Getting out of the Johnson One-Year program I realized I had changed somewhere, completely. The experience was so transformative, the support during and after the MBA so positive, that […]

Breaking down barriers to education in Ghana

11/29/2016 In his REDTalk, “School of Thought: Insights from Ghana,” Bright Botchway draws on his own life story to illustrate how education makes a difference. by Giorgi Tsintsadze ’17 When […]

Investing in the future of Colombia – and the Americas

11/22/2016 Supporting Johnson MBAs through decades of partnership with Colfuturo by Irene Kim A native of Bogotá, Colombia, German Peralta, MBA ’17 and Emerging Markets Institute (EMI) Fellow, wanted a top-quality MBA […]

A rising force: Emerging economies are gaining ground in wealth and influence

11/10/2016 The Emerging Markets Institute’s 2016 conference and inaugural Emerging Multinationals Report convey powerful evidence of “a new global landscape” showing a sharp increase in emerging economies as foreign investors […]