Nardone Family Seminar Series

Nardone Family Seminar Series

Made possible by a gift from David R. Nardone, the Nardone Family Seminar Series brings academics and practitioners to Northeastern University to share insights about emerging markets with the Boston community.

The longtime series has hosted over 150 speakers since the Center for Emerging Markets' inception, thanks to Nardone's support. Speakers have discussed topics ranging from family business to climate resilience, fintech trends to medical innovation, corporate governance to international policy, and more. These speakers have similarly come to CEM from a diverse array of academic and professional backgrounds and have shared their knowledge on research, trends, and innovations touching nearly every continent.

CEM looks forward to this program's continued growth as one of its hallmark initiatives.

February 26, 2024

Nardone Family Seminar: Tech for All

Rem Koning, Mary V. and Mark A. Stevens Associate Professor of Business Administration, and Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School, discussed the impact of data and AI on entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging and developing markets, based on their latest research conducted at their Tech for All Lab at Harvard University.

February 13, 2024

Nardone Family Seminar: Product Platforming in South Korean Ventures

Marc H. Meyer, Robert J. Shillman Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Matthews Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University, discussed how diverse South Korean technology ventures employ technology platforming to grow from a startup to a scale-up company, specifically focusing on global expansion.

January 31, 2024

Nardone Family Seminar: Mobile Money in Africa

Jonathan Greenacre, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy at Boston University, discussed his latest book, “Mobile Money in Africa,” which explores the role of bridge contracts in enabling mobile money technology to spread in Africa, and implications for the international development community.

October 19, 2023

Nardone Family Seminar: Ethics and Small-scale Business in India

Jay Mulki, Renfro Fellow and Associate Professor of Marketing, and Kim Eddleston, Schulze Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Montoni Research Fellow, shared their research examining the business practices of family-owned small and medium-sized enterprises in India.

October 10, 2023

Nardone Family Seminar: How We Created India's Medical Devices Industry

DA Prasanna, Founding CEO, Wipro-GE Medical, shared his experiences building a medical technology industry in India over 40 years, and discussed insights from his book, Innovate Locally to Win Globally.

October 3, 2023

Nardone Family Seminar: Creating the Post-Soviet Russian Market Economy: Through American Eyes

Daniel Satinsky, attorney, business consultant, and independent scholar, discussed his latest book, which tells the story of American participation in the dismantling of the Soviet economy and the creation of the Russian market economy in the 1990's.

September 27, 2023

Nardone Family Seminar: Turning Around a Family Business in Brazil

Michael Ceitlin, chairman and CEO of Mundial S/A, shared lessons learned from his experience taking over his family's business, leading the company's turnaround, and operating in Brazil's business landscape.

September 19, 2023

Nardone Family Seminar: How the Industrial Internet of Things Changed Manufacturing Forever

Vinod K. Jain, expert in global & digital strategy, explored how the Industrial Internet of Things is changing industrial manufacturing globally and what it means for the future.

June 1, 2023

Nardone Family Seminar: Event Space and Firm Value – Chinese Listed Firms in the US-China Trade War

Jane Lu, Chair Professor of the Department of Management at the City University of Hong Kong, examined the impact of the recent US-China trade war on the market value of Chinese listed firms with a multidimensional view of “event space.”

May 18, 2023

Nardone Family Seminar: Cities' Race to Attract Multinationals' Green Investments

Iiris Saittakari, Assistant Professor of International Business at Aalto University, Finland, offered an analysis framework for future-facing manufacturing investments that target green economic transitions, highlighting the importance of locational negotiations between multinational companies, cities, regions, and countries.

May 8, 2023

Nardone Family Seminar: Transferring Sustainability Practices Within Multinational Companies

Cristina Leone, Ph.D. student at the University of Palermo and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Emerging Markets, discussed the institutional work needed to prompt efficient transfers of sustainability practices within multinational companies.

May 3, 2023

Nardone Family Seminar: Environmental Transparency & Green Innovation in Emerging Markets

Sorin Krammer, Professor of Strategy & International Business at Surrey Business School, explored how institutional changes regarding environmental transparency incentivize firms to develop technologies that save energy and reduce emissions, especially when they have international ties.

March 13, 2023

Nardone Family Seminar: The Adani Controversy: Causes and Consequences

Ashish Chugh, a leading portfolio investor, and Ganesh Krishnamoorthy, Professor of Accounting at Northeastern University, discussed the merits of Hindenburg's claims against Adani Group's business practices, and what it means for corporate governance, the stock market, India's infrastructure growth, and the India brand.

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February 22, 2023

Nardone Family Seminar: How We Built South Africa's Largest Digital Bank from Scratch

Andre du Plessis, Co-Founder and former Chief Financial Officer of Capitec, shared his perspective on building a business in South Africa.

February 15, 2023

Nardone Family Seminar: Building an Infrastructure Business in Emerging Markets

Edmund DiSanto, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the CEO of American Tower Corporation, shared his insights regarding the potential hurdles and issues at entry, as well as critical early investment and organizational considerations. 

February 8, 2023

Nardone Family Seminar: Building Climate Resilience – A Personal Journey with a Successful Startup

Auroop Ganguly, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University, shared his personal journey building climate resilience. Professor Ganguly co-founded the climate analytics startup risQ, which models the complex financial risks posed by climate change.

January 23, 2023

Nardone Family Seminar: Ending Plastic Pollution – The Role of Small States

Maria Ivanova, Director of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Professor of Public Policy at Northeastern University, discussed the role of two small states—Rwanda and Peru—that successfully advocated for a resolution to end plastic pollution by 2040.

November 17, 2022

Nardone Family Seminar: Coping with Global Institutional Change

Preet S. Aulakh, Professor of Strategy and the Pierre Lassonde Chair in International Business at the Schulich School of Business, York University, discussed his recent book “Coping with Global Institutional Change – A Tale of India's Textile and Pharmaceutical Industries.”

October 26, 2022

Nardone Family Seminar: Private Equity in Africa

Startups and entrepreneurship are taking off in Africa. Mezuo Nwuneli, Managing Partner at Sahel Capital, who has over 25 years of experience in finance and has invested in several companies in West Africa, discussed the role of private equity in Africa, with examples and insights from food, agriculture, and agribusiness.

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October 20, 2022

Nardone Family Seminar: China's Belt and Road Initiative and International Business – The Overlooked Centrality of Politics

Arie Y. Lewin, Professor Emeritus of Strategy and International Business at Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, discussed his recent paper “China's Belt and Road Initiative and International Business: The Overlooked Centrality of Politics.”

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April 12, 2022

Nardone Family Seminar: How an Accounting Professor runs an India Innovation Institute

Partha Mohanram, John H. Watson Chair in Value Investing and Director of the India Innovation Institute at the University of Toronto, discussed his India Innovation Journey and shared some thoughts on the role of academics centres in fostering development, peace and prosperity in South Asia.

Nardone Family Seminar Series with C. Annique Un
March 30, 2022

Nardone Family Seminar: When and How Refugees Thrive in Host Countries

C. Annique Un, Associate Professor of International Business & Strategy at Northeastern University, analyzed how refugees can contribute to resettlement countries by becoming innovative employees.

February 7, 2022

Nardone Family Seminar: The Future of Competitive Strategy

Featuring Mohan Subramaniam, Associate Professor at Carroll School of Management in Boston College. This talk presented an overview of Professor Mohan's upcoming book that offers a modern perspective of competitive strategy that is anchored on data and digital ecosystems.

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November 18, 2021

Nardone Family Seminar: Bridge Institutions in Africa

Professor Jonathan Greenacre discussed the bridge institutions in Africa and how they provide micro-solar energy, clean drinking water, and other services to remote communities in Africa.

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November 9, 2021

Nardone Family Seminar: Human Resource Management Practices and Innovation among Colombian Firms

Professor Pedro Mendi discussed the way businesses combine human resources from different departments and how relationship between R&D and employees lead to innovative activities within the firm.

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October 1, 2021

Nardone Family Seminar: Consumer Citizens: Credit, Crisis, and the Emerging Middle Classes in Mexico, 1970s-2000s

Professor Louise E. Walker presented her research on the political and economic programs, and discuss the history of Mexico's emerging middle classes. This seminar was based on the book she co-authored “Latin America's Middle Class”.

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September 23, 2021

Nardone Family Seminar: Reversing brain drain: Evidence from India, Israel and Morocco

That of diaspora-within-diaspora; specifically, Indians, Moroccans, and Israelis of Jewish backgrounds who have wound up in the U.S., Israel, Canada and France and whose relationship with the “homeland” is all the more complicated.

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June 15, 2021

Nardone Family Seminar: Innovating for the Middle of the Pyramid in Emerging Countries

Professors Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra and Miguel A. Montoya discussed their recent co-authored book “Innovating for the Middle of the Pyramid in Emerging Countries” as part of the Center for Emerging Markets Nardone Seminar Series.

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February 26, 2021

Nardone Family Seminar: Entrepreneurship in South Korea

Professors Marc Meyer and Chaewon Lee gave a talk on Entrepreneurship in South Korea as part of the Center for Emerging Markets Nardone Seminar Series.

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November 20, 2020

Nardone Family Seminar: Digital Money and Payments Revolution

Professor Ravi Sarathy presented on Digital Money and Payments Revolution as part of the Center for Emerging Markets Nardone Seminar Series.

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November 6, 2020

Nardone Family Seminar: Designing Policy Autonomy in an Open Market Economy

Professor Sonia Rolland discussed themes from her recent co-authored book Emerging Powers in the International Economic Order.

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October 15, 2020

Nardone Seminar: How to Write Articles for Managerial Journals

This workshop helped participants learn to design research studies that are likely to be of interest to managerial journals, to write managerial papers
and to negotiate the publishing process.

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October 9, 2020

Nardone Seminar: The Role of Law in Fighting a Pandemic

This presentation by Professor Wendy E. Parmet discussed the key findings of a report, “Assessing Legal Responses to COVID-19”.

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July 8, 2020

Nardone Seminar: Ecosystem Edge – Sustaining Competitiveness in the Face of Disruption

Peter J. Williamson, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, discussed his co-authored book, “Ecosystem Edge: Sustaining competitiveness in the face of disruption.” The talk was moderated by Fernando Suarez.

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February 27, 2020

Nardone Seminar: Economics of the FinTech Industry in Small Open Transition Economies

Aleksandr Gevorkyan, Henry George Chair in Economics and Associate Professor of Economics at St. John's University, discussed the three immediate constraints of the rise of FinTech in the small open economies of Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union.

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February 12, 2020

Nardone Seminar: The Business of Human Trafficking

Shawn Bhimani presented his research on human trafficking as part of the Center for Emerging Markets Nardone Speaker Series.

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January 31, 2020

Nardone Seminar: Politically Motivated Corporate Budgeting

The Center for Emerging Markets hosted associate professor of accounting, Kelvin Liu, for a conversation on corporate budgeting as a part of its Nardone Speaker Series.

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January 10, 2020

Nardone Seminar: Six Paths to Chinese Company Innovation

Emeritus Professor George Yip of Imperial College London presented his research on the emerging paths of innovation in Chinese companies.

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October 31, 2019

Nardone Seminar: Reputation as a Shared MNE Asset?

Lilac Nachum, Professor of International Business at Baruch College, presented on the theory of reputation building by subsidiaries of multinational enterprises in foreign host countries.

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September 27, 2019

Nardone Seminar: Investing in Emerging and Frontier Markets

Karine Hirn presented on investing in emerging and frontier markets, with a focus on Shanghai and Moscow.

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April 24, 2019

Nardone Seminar: Ensuring a Well-Functioning Board for the Family Business

John Davis presented, “Ensuring a Well-Functioning Board for the Family Business.”

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April 16, 2019

Nardone Seminar: Developing China – the Impact of Foreign Companies on China's Economy

Michael J. Enright presented “Developing China: the Impact of Foreign Companies on China's Economy.”

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February 25, 2019

Nardone Seminar: Multinationals and Corporate Political Activity

Maria Andrea De Villa Correa discussed her research with D'Amore-McKim faculty at this installment of the Nardone Speaker Series.

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January 28, 2019

Nardone Seminar: Knowledge Spillovers and Knowledge Collaboration in Innovative Firms

Maksim Belitski, Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Henley Business School, delivered the talk “Knowledge spillovers and knowledge collaboration in innovative firms: Bridging regional and international perspective.”

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April 13, 2018

Nardone Seminar: Business in Contemporary Russia

D'Amore-McKim's IBS Academic Group invited Niron Hashai, Associate Professor of School of Business Administration at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to discuss his work.

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April 6, 2018

Nardone Seminar: Creating and Capturing Value at the Level of the Firm

Marvin Lieberman talked about creating and capturing value at the level of the firm: What does that mean, and how can it be measured?

windmills at sunset
March 22, 2018

Nardone Seminar: Local Institutions, Meaning Making, and Heterogeneity in Impact Investing Practices

Esther Leibel spoke about Local Institutions, Meaning Making, and Heterogeneity in Impact Investing Practices.

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March 20, 2018

Nardone Seminar: The Location Choice of the Traditional and Emerging Market Multinationals

Renata Laczi spoke on the location choice of the traditional and emerging market multinationals.

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March 1, 2018

Nardone Seminar: Case Studies of Business-Government Scandals in South Africa

Albert Wöcke, Professor of GIBS at University of Pretoria, discussed his work.

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February 22, 2018

Nardone Seminar: The Outlook for China and US-China Relations

D'Amore-McKim's IBS Academic Group invited Charles Chan, CEO of Ascendas Singbridge China, to discuss his work.

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February 15, 2018

Nardone Seminar: Ilya Cuypers of Singapore Management University

D'Amore-McKim's IBS Academic Group invited Ilya Cuypers, Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Singapore Management University, to discuss his work.

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January 26, 2018

Nardone Seminar: The Cognitive-Cultural Embeddedness of Family Firms – Implications for Prevalence, Strategy, and Performance

D'Amore-McKim's IBS Academic Group invited Marc Van Essen, Associate Professor of International Business at Darla School of Business, to deliver a talk about: “The cognitive-cultural embeddedness of family firms: Implications for prevalence, strategy, and performance,” as part of the Center for Emerging Markets Nardone Speaker Series.

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January 11, 2018

Nardone Seminar: Doing Business in Contemporary Russia

Mr. Lawson spoke about doing business in contemporary Russia.