Our twice-annual publication, Insights @ Center for Emerging Markets, synthesizes academic research on emerging markets to provide actionable recommendations for managers, policymakers, and global leaders.

CEM organizes four region-specific speaker series to disseminate cutting-edge research on India, China, and Africa to the business community. For several years, CEM organized annual symposia on timely topics related to emerging markets.

Insights @ Center for Emerging Markets

Cutting-edge ideas and advice for global leaders about emerging markets

Insights Issue #4 – December 2023

Read the fourth issue of Insights @ Center for Emerging Markets, bringing together researchers from across Northeastern University and the broader global academic community to explore the topic of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in emerging markets. Understanding of these concepts enables managers and policymakers to make ethical decisions, safeguard long-term business success, and effectively handle the unique socio-environmental contexts of these key growth areas. 
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Region-focused Series

Lectures and talks focused on key regions of the developing world

A Primer for Indian Entrepreneurs: Reflections of Successful Founders and Investors

Hear from successful founders and investors in India's startup ecosystem as they share their insights into the country's startup landscape and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing hopeful entrepreneurs. This series is part of the Vivek and Vandana Sharma India Initiative.
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Past Symposia

Engaging symposia on timely topics relating to emerging markets for the business community

For many years, the Center for Emerging Markets organized annual symposia on timely topics relating to emerging markets, aimed principally at business executives and policymakers in the New England region. Speakers included CEOs and high-level executives of companies operating in, or from, emerging markets. They were made possible by gifts from David Nardone, our corporate partners, and an anonymous donor.

Symposium: Rethinking Your China Strategy

June 6, 2019 – After more than a year of rocky US-China trade relations, how are global firms changing or adapting their China strategy? These questions and more were answered by the CEOs and CXOs of companies such as Li & Fung (Hong Kong), Hasbro, PCCW-Media Group (Hong Kong), PerkinElmer, Enright, Scott & Associates, and others.

Symposium: Rise of Asia – How should US Companies Respond? 

June 5, 2018 – The Center for Emerging Markets welcomed Jimmy Weng, DMSB'07, Peter Goodson, Syed Jafry, and other prominent guests at its 8th Annual Symposium to discuss how US companies can leverage Asia in their global strategies.

Symposium: Thriving in Volatile Emerging Markets

June 7, 2016 – The Center for Emerging Markets welcomed Nariman Behravesh, Stephen Hayes, and others at its 7th Annual Symposium to discuss effective strategies in the face of market volatility.

Symposium: Beyond the BRICs

June 2, 2015 – The Center for Emerging Markets welcomed Jonathan Berman and other distinguished guests at its 6th Annual Symposium to discuss opportunities in non-BRIC emerging markets.

Keynote speaker Jonathan Berman at CEM's 6th Symposium
2013 – Emerging Markets: The New Realities
2012 – Winning in Emerging Markets
2011 – Managing Information and Risk in Emerging Markets
2010 – Emerging Markets: Opportunities and Challenges
2009 – Capitalization on Emerging Market Opportunities