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What we do

The Center for Emerging Markets (CEM) at Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business is a leading research hub on how local and foreign firms can leverage emerging markets for the global good.  

Founded in 2007 by Ravi Ramamurti, University Distinguished Professor of International Business & Strategy, CEM operates in three distinct areas, including a robust research agenda; significant work to influence business practitioners; and educational activities designed to prepare the next generation of business leaders.

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What's going on this month at the Center for Emerging Markets?

Mark your calendars for our Spring India Lecture and Student Panel in Emerging Markets, and be sure to apply for the Srinivasan Family Awards this March at CEM.

Suresh Muthuswami to deliver the next Vivek and Vandana Sharma India Lecture

Suresh Muthuswami, Chairman of North America for Tata Consultancy Services, will deliver the next Vivek and Vandana Sharma India Lecture on March 26, 2024.

Founder Reflections: Kunal Bahl, Co-founder of Snapdeal

Kunal Bahl, co-founder of Snapdeal and Titan Capital, shared his contributions to the e-commerce and venture capital landscape in India at the 2023 Summit: India – The Next Startup Nation?

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Upcoming Events

Mar 13

Join Lele Sang, Wharton Global Fellow, as she delves into the intricacies of corporate success and failure in China, exploring critical factors influencing multinational corporations like Amazon, LinkedIn, and Hyundai, and sharing invaluable strategies to navigate the challenges and opportunities within China's dynamic market landscape.

Mar 19

Join the Center for Emerging Markets for a lunch and learn about Northeastern University's undergraduate minor in Emerging Markets. Hear from four current undergraduate students enrolled in the minor and get your questions about core requirements, electives, and field studies answered.

Mar 26

The Center for Emerging Markets will welcome Suresh Muthuswami, Chairman of North America for Tata Consultancy Services, for a fireside chat to discuss the promise of AI and other enterprise technologies in today's business world, as a part of the Vivek and Vandana Sharma India Lecture Series.


Srinivasan Family Awards for Projects in Emerging Markets

The Center for Emerging Markets invites grant proposals from undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in full-time programs at Northeastern University to create a startup, take part in a service-learning project, present or publish research, organize a conference, or pursue another innovative project that addresses pressing problems in one or more emerging markets around the world in a novel and/or innovative way.

CEM accepts applications on a rolling basis each semester. Students may submit applications for the Spring award cycle from February 19 – April 5, 2024. Decisions will be made in mid-April.

Insights @ Center for Emerging Markets

Insights @ Center for Emerging Markets is a publication focused on cutting-edge ideas and advice for global leaders about emerging markets. It draws on the innovative research on emerging markets carried out by our faculty at Northeastern University and the broader academic community.

Our fourth issue, exploring the topic of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in emerging markets, was released in December 2023.

The fifth issue of Insights is set to be released in May 2024.

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Featured videos

From our India Lecture Series to symposia and research conferences, we provide numerous opportunities for distinguished speakers to share their latest insights on emerging markets. Find more videos like these in our YouTube playlist.

Raj Subramaniam on A Digital-First FedEx

Raj Subramaniam on A Digital-First FedEx Opens in Modal

Vimal Kapur on Honeywell's global strategy and high growth emerging markets

Vimal Kapur on Honeywell's global strategy and high growth emerging markets Opens in Modal

Andre du Plessis on building South Africa's largest digital bank

Andre du Plessis on building South Africa's largest digital bank Opens in Modal

Hon. Ambassador Taranjit S. Sandhu inaugurating the 2022 India-U.S. Partnership for Innovation Summit

Hon. Ambassador Taranjit S. Sandhu inaugurating the 2022 India-U.S. Partnership for Innovation Summit Opens in Modal

Phalgun Kompalli on innovation in digital education

Phalgun Kompalli on innovation in digital education Opens in Modal

Jack F. Perkowski on U.S.-China relationship going forward

Jack F. Perkowski on U.S.-China relationship going forward Opens in Modal

About our Director

Ravi Ramamurti

Ravi Ramamurti, University Distinguished Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Emerging Markets, has published eight books on strategy and innovation in emerging markets and several award-winning articles on these topics. He was elected a fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB) in 2008 and currently serves as Deputy Dean of the AIB Fellows.