Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University Announces Research Grant Recipients

Grants underscore the Institute’s role as a leading center of research on the emerging markets

Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University Announces Research Grant Recipients

The Emerging Markets Institute at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University has announced the winners of its fourth annual research grant competition.  Faculty and Ph.D. students were invited to submit proposals for academic research on the growing role of emerging markets in the global economy.  The goal of the competition was to produce articles that could be published in the top-tier, refereed academic journals in a variety of management disciplines.

Submissions were evaluated on relevance, quality, and viability.  The competition winners are:

  • Srinagesh Gavirneni (Johnson at Cornell), “Effectiveness of Human Newsvendors – Role of Cognitive Load, Cultural Attributes, and Contribution Margin”
  • Roni Michaely (Johnson at Cornell), Meijun Qian (NUS Business School) and Jian Zhang (NUS Business School), “Stock Liquidity and Dividend Policy, Evidence from a Natural Experiment”
  • Ya-Ru Chen (Johnson at Cornell), Hye Jung Yoon (Johnson at Cornell), “Toward a Distinction Between Assertive vs. Suppressive Dominance: A Cross-National Study of Status Attainment in the U.S., China, and South Korea”
  • Vithala Rao (Johnson at Cornell), Jialie Chen (Johnson at Cornell), and Hwang Kim (Johnson at Cornell), “Spatial Network Effects on Salesforce Turnover and Customer Retention in the Chinese Insurance Industry”
  • William Schmidt (Johnson at Cornell), “Operational Volatility and Suppliers in Emerging Markets”
  • David Ng (Dyson at Cornell), “Impact Investing in Emerging Markets”

“We have seen an improvement in quality every year we have held this competition.  We are very pleased with these submissions,” said Andrew Karolyi, Academic Director of the Emerging Markets Institute.  “Through the generous gifts of two alumni, Roberto Canizares BS ’71, MBA ’74 and James Morgan BS ’60, MBA’63, we have been able to expand this program and offer even more funds for research”.

About the Emerging Markets Institute at Johnson at Cornell University:

Established in 2010, the Emerging Markets Institute was founded at Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management to promote the research and study of emerging economies. The Institute provides a private forum for lively exchange among corporate leaders from emerging and developed markets and leading researchers. We are building a highly regarded academic program for the study of emerging markets—with the breadth, depth, and quality of education needed to effectively prepare business leaders for success.