EMI 2021 Annual Conference

The Emerging Market Institute’s Annual Conference will be held this year on November 5th, 2021, focused around Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues in emerging economies. The 2021 conference and edition of the Emerging Market Multinationals Reports will mark the start of a second decade for the Institute and a new phase in the global economy where ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) concerns will be crucial issues for business. Mark your calendars for November 5th, and stay tuned for more updates and information on the conference!

EMI Fellows Graduation 2021

Congratulations to the Class of 2021 EMI Fellows! We celebrated the EMI Fellows’ hard work and achievements through a virtual graduation ceremony. This year’s class had 73 fellows across multiple programs. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors! Watch the full graduation ceremony here.

China Webinar

Emerging Markets Institute Webinar Series

Emerging Markets Institute Webinar Series, organized by EMI in collaboration with the Cornell China Center and eCornell, features a discussion of the challenges of greening China’s manufacturing and overall economy, and the opportunities and challenges that lie for China and the world in mitigating climate change. The event was held on May 20th. Thank you to our speakers Crystal Geng, Henry Li, Gary Xiao, Yan Chen, Ying Hua, David Wu, and Lourdes Casanova. Check out the recording here!

TJ Wong

Emerging Markets Theme Research Seminar

The research seminar series focuses on engaging students and faculty in discourse over the role of emerging markets. The last installment was held on May 7th at 12 pm EDT, featuring TJ Wong, the Joseph A. DeBell Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Accounting at USC Marshall Business School. Watch the full seminar 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.

Draft Report

Emerging Markets Multinationals Report - The Ten Years that Changed Emerging Markets

The Emerging Market Multinationals Report (EMR) 2020 has been authored by Lourdes Casanova, Senior Lecturer, EMI Academic Director, and Anne Miroux, EMI Visiting Fellow. The report looks back at the past decade and reviews some of the corporate characteristics of emerging market multinationals and how they evolved over time. Click here to view this year’s report!

View our past reports here!

EMI Year in Review 2019-202 Cover

Emerging Markets Institute Year In Review 2019-2020

The past year has been eventful for EMI: despite the pandemic, EMI has engaged in numerous webinars, hosted its annual conference, published its 5th 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.

The Era of Chinese Multinationals Book Cover

The Era of Chinese Multinationals: Competing for Global Dominance

Authored by Lourdes Casanova and Anne Miroux, The Era of Chinese Multinationals captures the forces driving the disruptive growth of Chinese multinational corporations. The book presents data and case studies to depict the relevant issues with the goal of providing insights to global executives on collaborating and competing with Chinese companies. More information about the book is available here! Watch our YouTube discussion here. 

Emerging Markets Institute BusinessFeed

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June 7, 2021

Brazil’s healthcare system: A slow march towards progress

Nick Mitilenes MBA/MS ’21 analyzes Brazil’s possibility of overcoming the challenges presented by constitutionally mandated healthcare.

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June 4, 2021

Reflections of an Emerging Markets Institute case competition judge

Ari Betof reflects on his experience judging the Emerging Markets Institute Case Competition and advocates for international-focused programs.

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May 28, 2021

Latin America’s role in the global economy following COVID-19 lockdowns

Diego Calvillo de la Garza, MBA ’22, discusses the Emerging Market Institute’s webinar on future prospects for the economies of Latin American countries.

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May 18, 2021

@lourdescasanova: We’ll discuss China’s green trajectory along with the opportunities and challenges it presents for the rest of the world. Viewers in China register here: register here: cohost - CornellEMI, Cornell China Center eCornell

May 17, 2021

@EconClubAfNY: Speaking RIGHT NOW on #infrastructure at the Economic Club of Africa in New York is @lourdescasanova of @EMICornell. International private capital and infrastructure-led recovery in the US-African context:

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