EMI 2020 Annual Conference and 10th Anniversary Flyer

Emerging Markets Institute (EMI) Annual Conference 2020 and EMI 10th anniversary

EMI’s annual conference in November 06, 2020 will celebrate the institute 10th anniversary and focus on the achievements of emerging markets over the last ten years. Please register.

Fourth Annual Case Competition Flyer

Fourth Annual Case Competition

Along with the conference, the Fourth Cornell Emerging Markets Institute Annual Case Competition will be held on November 6th – 7th. The theme is ‘Ten years that changed Emerging Markets’. The competition will focus on identifying and answering questions that real businesses and management face in relation with Emerging Markets. The growing role of Emerging Multinationals in the business world continues to evolve and this case competition seeks to challenge us to think about how navigating in a changing context. Click here to learn more about the case competition and visit our website here. Deadline to register by is September 30th!

EMI Pitch Competition - Emerge Your Startup

Pitch Competition – Emerge Your Startup

EMI is introducing the first Emerging Markets Institute’s Pitch Competition as a part of the 2020 Annual EMI Conference. By holding this competition, we hope to bring international visibility and recognition to a variety of great emerging market country startups!  10 partnership universities located in emerging markets worldwide will each choose a company to submit as their finalist. During the conference, EMI will recognize and evaluate the 10 finalist companies, hold feedback and networking sessions, and announce the winner!

GSEM flyer

Global Strategy and Emerging Markets Conference 

Cornell University Emerging Markets Institute (EMI) and partners are pleased to announce the fifth annual Global Strategy and Emerging Markets (GSEM) Conference. The conference will be held  November 07-08, 2020.Deadline for submission of papers to the conference is August 29th, 2020.Register for the conference and submit papers here!

Emerging Market Institute 2019 Report Cover

Emerging Markets Building Constructive Engagement

The Emerging Market Multinationals Report (EMR) 2019 has been authored by Lourdes Casanova, Senior Lecturer, EMI Academic Director, and Anne Miroux, EMI Visiting Fellow, at the Emerging Markets Institute (EMI). Download and read the 2019 EMR. Watch our YouTube discussion.

EMI Fellows – Class of 2020

Congratulations to our EMI fellows, 2020 MBA Class! Although unprecedented times made it impossible to celebrate in person, we held an online graduation ceremony in May to celebrate and recognize our 62 graduate. This year’s class comes from 16 countries and a variety of programs.

EMI Online Graduation

Thank you to our speakers: Dean Mark Nelson, Rob Cañizares of the EMI Advisory Council and S.C. Johnson School of Management. Thank you also to the EMI Fellows who made remarks: Mercedes Moran Enriquez, Gabriel Ferraresso, Charles Gabriel Mouaikel, Sebastian Philippe Molina Gasman, Nate Ngbondo Koweda, Claudia Karina Poclaba, Yewande Salau, Christina Valauri, Jacer Collins, Charlotte Zhai. Watch the ceremony 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 (EMI) Annual Conference 2019

On November 8th, the Emerging Markets Institute Annual Conference was held at the Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech, New York. We had 32 speakers from across the globe, 265 attendees, and collaborated with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development!            Watch the entire conference here! Part 1 Part 2

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September 4, 2020

The Asian Century just arrived. Now get ready.

EMI undergraduate researcher, Michael Pocress ’21, explains events that led to the rise of Asia and how the continent may define future globalization.

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September 4, 2020

Student perspective: One Africa

Olivier Tameze Rivas, MBA ’20, an Emerging Markets Institutes contributor, shares his views about growth possibilities for Africa.

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August 25, 2020

Exploring history, culture, and health tech innovation in Israel

Shuhan Zhang, Johnson Cornell Tech MBA ’20, shares insights from an Israel trek and her experience participating in a health tech hackathon.

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September 24, 2020

lourdescasanova: We want to continue celebrating our 2020 Class of #CornellEMI Fellows as they venture out into the world. On that note, Cassie Dai, shares her experience as an EMI Fellow, Class of 2020. EMI fellows program: EMI website:

September 22, 2020

lourdescasanova: Angola is the largest recipient of Chinese loans in Africa as well the second largest oil producing African nation. Read more about Chinese debt in Africa in the 2020 EMR available later this year. EMI website:

September 20, 2020

lourdescasanova: Watch to hear Mr. Cheng speak about his education at the Johnson school, his experience as an EMI Fellow and how that has helped him shape his professional career. Please watch the full video here:

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