The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University launches the Emerging Markets Institute (EMI)

Dec 13, 2010, 09:00 ET from Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

New Institute increases school's global footprint and promotes cross-cultural business development and economic understanding

ITHACA, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Samuel Curtis  Johnson Graduate School of Management  at Cornell University has announced the formation of the Emerging Markets Institute (EMI), which will act as a hub for emerging markets research and education.  The formation of EMI aligns with Johnson's vision to be a premier global business school and its mission to develop business leaders that create, transform and sustain successful organizations around the world and generate research and scholarship that shapes the future practice of management and train the next generation of business scholars.  


Javier Perez has been appointed acting executive director of the institute and sees the necessity of the institute to respond to several growing issues related to emerging markets.  Perez says, "As emerging markets continue to grow in importance, there is a need for increased research on a number of important business issues and for better dissemination of that research.   Our goal for EMI is to be premier research center that can handle the most challenging emerging market issues; a hub for knowledge dissemination and network for lively exchange between leading thinkers and influential business leaders; and a highly regarded academic program for the study of emerging markets that will prepare current and future business leaders for success."

Working closely with Perez are co-academic directors Ya-Ru Chen, professor of Management and Global Business and Andrew Karolyi, professor of Finance and Global Business.  Both Johnson professors say they have seen a strong demand from students to take a closer look at emerging markets.   Through various study trips, research seminars and a global speaker series, EMI students will be able to become immersed in topics and strategies that have affected the global development and growth in emerging economic regions in ways that will assure their value as professionals in the marketplace.

EMI aligns with Johnson's strategic plan, "Building Our Future Together," which specifically addresses the challenges posed by an increasingly global business environment and by increasing global competition among MBA programs. The plan outlines major goals to expand the Johnson's global education and presence to educate students to operate effectively in a complex global business environment and to contribute to improvements in global business practices.

About the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Founded in 1946, Johnson is Cornell University's graduate school of management. Consistently ranked as one of the top graduate schools of business, the Johnson School builds upon Cornell's depth and breadth of distinguished research and teaching, and its vast, worldwide network of alumni, faculty, and colleagues. The school's "performance learning" approach offers students defined frameworks and analytical tools, combined with expert feedback to solve real problems in real organizations. Deliberately small and extremely selective, the Johnson School maintains an intense, collaborative community, where students develop teamwork and networking skills that foster innovation and deliver results. Programs include one- and two-year MBA degrees, an Executive MBA and the Cornell-Queen's Executive MBA, which offers interactive videoconferencing sessions across the U.S. and Canada. For more about the Johnson School please visit:

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