Our Work

The Center for Emerging Markets 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.


CEM was launched with seed money from the Liberty Mutual Foundation, followed by a grant from the US Department of Education. In 2014, as part of Northeastern's EMPOWER Campaign, 20 Faculty Fellows pledged funds to CEM, followed by generous gifts from David R. Nardone, Venkat and Pratima Srinivasan, and Vivek and Vandana Sharma.