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“Founded in 2010, EMI made 7 Emerging Market Multinational Reports, 12 Annual Conferences, the launch of the pitch and case competitions, and the graduation more than 60 EMI Fellows every year. 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

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Cornell EMI Corning Case Competition

The Cornell EMI Corning Case Competition received over 500 participants from different parts of the U.S and the World, including Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, and Oceania. 49 institutions formed 126 teams competing for the prize. Thanks to the Case committee Julian Galarza, Shivani Mulji, Kara Styers, and Feifei Hung.

The case has been shared with the participants as the teams enter the 1st phase of the competition. This year, the case brings the challenges taken by a Brazilian semiconductor company today. The 5 finalists will become public to compete for a first-prize of $6,000 in NYC on November 3, during the EMI Conference 2023. Click here to keep updated and to register to the final: case.emiconference.com

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Cañizares Award for Distinguished Alumni in International Business and Emerging Markets

The 2023 Cañizares Annual Award for Distinguished Alumni in International Business and Emerging Markets is now open to nominations. Nominate here. The award recognizes outstanding S.C. Johnson School of Management Alumni who have dedicated their careers to international business & emerging markets with the goal to engage Alumni with the EMI to benefit its mission & studentsand raise awareness that Cornell University & Cornell S.C. Johnson of Business have a long history of contributing to global business.


2023 Cornell EMI Mark Mobius Pitch Competition

Introducing the Finalists of the 2023 Cornell EMI Mark Mobius Pitch Competition! Get ready to witness innovation and entrepreneurial spirit at its finest. Join the EMI Annual Conference on November 3 at Cornell Tech in NYC to follow the finals. Thank you to the committee members Mateusz Lakomski, Moriah Frank, Eman Said, Abdullah, Ali Almuzaini, Manuel Escobedo Terrazos and students at Cornell Tech for your support.

Cornell EMI 2023 Annual Conference: Risks and Realignments

EMI will hold the EMI Conference 2023 at Bloomberg Auditoriu, Cornell Tech, NYC, on November 3rd, 2023. Join us to the launch of the EMI Report 2023, EMI Mark Mobius Pitch Competition, EMI Corning Case Competition, and 3 panels: Central Bank Digital Currencies; Reorganizing investments in Emerging Markets; Realignments: Multilaterals and Sovereign Wealth Funds


The Emerging Market Multinationals Report 2022

The Emerging Market Multinationals Report 2022 has been launched and presented during the EMI Conference 2022 and the EMI Webinar Series (watch here part 1 and part 2). 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! 

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