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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 will feature keynote speakers, thought-provoking panel discussions, networking sessions, and two sponsored competitions: the Cornell EMI Mark Mobius Pitch Competition and the Cornell EMI Corning Case Competition, at Cornell Tech, Roosevelt Island, on November 4th 2022.

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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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! 

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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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September 23, 2022

The Impact of Firm Names on Public Perception and Performance

Grady Raines, PhD '26, discusses his team’s research on the impact of symbols in Latin American firm names and firm names’ impact on performance.

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September 16, 2022

Reflections on the 2022 Cornell Johnson MBA Israel Trek

EMI Fellow Minwei Cao, MBA ’22, reflects on the 2022 Cornell Johnson MBA Israel Trek and the country’s vibrant technology and business sector.

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August 8, 2022

The Potential for Rural Development in Turkey

Ezgi Yilmaz '24 discusses rural Turkey’s huge economic potential and the case for support by international development organizations.

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