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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


EMI 2022 Annual Conference

Within the theme Reinventing Global Value Chains, the conference featured keynote speakers, thought-provoking panel discussions, networking sessions, and two sponsored competitions: the Cornell EMI Mark Mobius Pitch Competition (congratulations to Life and Limb, from IIT Kanpur) and the Cornell EMI Corning Case Competition (congratulations to DeGroote Warriors, from McMaster University), at Cornell Tech, Roosevelt Island, on November 4th, 2022. Over 200 people attended to it in person and other hundreds online. Please visit the conference’s website for more information, soon we will upload pictures and videos.

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

We are excited to announce that Paul Kavuma, MBA ’93, has been awarded in the inaugural Annual Cañizares Award for Distinguished Alumni in International Business and Emerging Markets! The award 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.

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The Emerging Market Multinationals Report 2022

The draft of the Emerging Market Multinationals Report 2022 has been launched on Nov 4th during the EMI Conference 2022. Themed as “Reinventing Global Value Chains”, you can download it here.

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

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Emerging Markets Institute Year In Review 2021-2022

The past academic year has been eventful for EMI: 69 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 2021-2022 Year in Review!

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Welcome, Emerging Markets Global Players (EMGP)

The Emerging Markets Global Players (EMGP), previously under Columbia University, is joining EMI network and management. EMGP‘s website is in the process of reactivation and all the great research and reports produced by the team will be made available soon. The EMGP research group and its Fellows have resumed meeting and will be included in EMI’s activities, going forward. A special thank you to Lisa Sachs, Director of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment.

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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.


$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! 

Emerging Markets Institute BusinessFeed

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November 29, 2022

Investing in Impact: Paul Kavuma is a champion of Africa’s economic resilience

Paul Kavuma, MBA ’93, inaugural recipient of the Emerging Markets Institute Cañizares Alumni Award, discusses opportunities in post-COVID Africa.

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October 27, 2022

Public Policy in India’s Thriving Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry

Archish Mittal, MBA ’23, discusses the intertwined nature of private and public sector global investments and India’s growth as a global investment hub.

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October 7, 2022

Agricultural Value Chains, Contract Farming, and Rural Development

Molly Ingram, PhD ’25 (Economics), discusses her research on the impacts of contract farming in emerging markets.

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