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“EMI celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2020, marking 5 Emerging Market Multinational Reports, 10 Annual Conferences, the launch of the pitch and case competitions, and the graduation of 60 EMI Fellows. None of this would be possible without a great EMI team, the generous support of alumni, faculty, and Johnson community at large. I feel grateful and privileged to be part of the EMI family, and I am confident that EMI is just beginning its second decade of excellence.” Lourdes Casanova, Gail and Rob Cañizares Director, EMI


Annual Cañizares Award for Distinguished Alumni in International Business and Emerging Markets

We are excited to announce the launch of the Annual Cañizares Award for Distinguished Alumni in International Business and Emerging Markets! This would not be possible without the generous gift from the Cañizares family to the EMI. The award acknowledges the outstanding achievement of alumni who graduated from Johnson more than 10 years ago, launched their business careers in emerging markets and inspired younger generations.

Nominations are now open for this year’s award! Please feel free to nominate an alum (including yourself) for this award, by filling out this form!

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The Emerging Market Multinationals Report 2021

The Emerging Market Multinationals Report 2021 has been launched on Feb 4th. Themed as “Building the Future on ESG Excellence”, you can download it here.

You can also access the EMI EMNC Rankings here, more details about it can be found in the report.


$1.8M Gift to Support EMI

A $1.8 million gift from Gail and Roberto Cañizares ’71, MBA ’74 will establish the Emerging Markets Institute Fellows Case Writing Program pilot fund and the Cañizares Award for Distinguished Alumni in International Business and Emerging Markets.

Thank you Gail and Roberto Cañizares! Read more about their generous gift! 

EMI 2021 Annual Conference

The Emerging Markets Institute Conference 2021, held on November 5th at Cornell Tech and virtually, hosted 450+ attendees, from 41 countries!

Click here to watch the recordings of the conference and view photos from the event!

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Emerging Markets Institute Year In Review 2020-2021

The past year has been eventful for EMI: 70+ fellows graduated in May, an annual conference and numerous seminars, published the 6th annual report, and so much more! Join EMI in reflecting back on the past year’s events and achievements by reading the 2019-2020 Year in Review! To take a look, click here.

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Innovation from Emerging Markets: From Copycats to Leaders

EMI is  proud to announce that its newly released book “Innovation from Emerging Markets: From Copycats to Leaders” is now available to buy from Cambridge University Press and Amazon in hardback and ebook format. This book aims to examine innovation and the leadership of noteworthy EMs countries and EMNCs. Thanks to the Emerging Multinationals Network, the joint efforts of various institutions around the world, comprised in this book.

Emerging Markets Institute BusinessFeed

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June 30, 2022

Expo 2020 Dubai: Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

EMI research assistant John Ninia ’22 discusses his experience at the World Expo in Dubai.

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June 22, 2022

Cryptocurrency in Latin America: Adoption, Regulation, and Financial Inclusion

Raghav Nath, MBA ’22, examines cryptocurrency and its adoption, promise, and regulation in the Latin American countries.

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June 15, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Financial Crisis: Origins, Impact, and Next Steps

Raghav Nath, MBA ’22, examines Sri Lanka’s economic crisis, its root causes, and how it can improve its economic prospects and regain stability.

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Johnson’s Karolyi Releases Rankings of Emerging Markets for Investors

Research takes a first-of-its-kind look at the fundamental risks associated in investing in emerging foreign markets

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