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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

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Register for "Eco-Innovation in Brazil and US" Conference on April 28, 2023!

Event hosted at Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, NYC. Co-organized by Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI) and Emerging Markets Institute (EMI). Register here today!

Pitch Competition 2023

2023 Cornell EMI Mark Mobius Pitch Competition

Applications are open for the 2023 EMI Mark Mobius Pitch Competition! Finalists will be invited to present at the EMI Conference in November and compete for a cash prize of $10,000. Learn more about the competition and apply at the link below:

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2023 Cornell EMI Internship Launch

Applications for the EMI’s Summer 2023 Internship are now live! We are looking for dedicated undergraduate and MBA students interested in business research, digital marketing, and above all — emerging markets! Applications due April 14th at this link: https://forms.gle/93EZFTkUch9aCgrQ9

Visit this document to learn more about the program.

Cornell EMI 2023 Annual Conference - SAVE THE DATE

EMI will hold the EMI Conference 2023 at Cornell Tech, NYC, on November 3rd, 2023! Stay connected to our website to receive updates about speakers, agenda, registrations, and the finals of the EMI Mark Mobius Pitch Competition and the EMI Corning Case Competition.


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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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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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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May 26, 2023

China, Economic Growth, and ESG

China is an outlier in economic growth and we see a shift in its approach from growth at all costs to quality growth plus increased ESG reporting.

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April 28, 2023

Nigeria’s eNaira CBDC: What Went Wrong?

Pratham Rawat ’23 discusses reasons for the low usage rates of Nigeria’s  eNaira a year after the release of the country’s CBDC initiative.

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April 21, 2023

Insights from My Korea-Japan Trek: Innovation, Leadership, and Work Culture

Gino Arevalo Vergara shares insights from his trek to Korea and Japan, including international differences in business environments and work culture.

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