Lourdes Casanova is a senior lecturer and the Gail and Roberto Cañizares Director of the Emerging Markets Institute in the SC Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. She has been named one of the 50 most influential Iberoamerican intellectuals and one of the 30 most influential Iberoamerican women intellectuals by Esglobal, a digital magazine on international relations. Dr. Casanova is a Fulbright Scholar and has a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California as well as a Ph.D. from the University of Barcelona. Her commentary has been featured in Latin Trade, Agenda Publica, CNN en Español, and Voice of America.
Disruptive Innovation From
Emerging MarketsCornell Course
Developing economies in emerging markets often gain strength through new business enterprises that result from dramatic changes. These changes are examples of disruptive innovation that propel emerging market multinational firms to do business in new ways or create new products and services.
In this course, you will examine how disruptive innovation can come in many forms, such as e-commerce. Developing economies often need to find ways not only to grow business enterprises but also to reach customers who need a system of currency that gives them access to purchasing power. You will explore the types of currency emerging markets use and how they aim to expand the reach to new customers.
Improving the lives of a nation's people is often a major goal of countries with emerging markets. You will examine how they strive to reach this goal through business development that focuses on environmental, social, and governance priorities.
You are required to have completed the following course or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
- Defining Emerging Markets
Key Course Takeaways
- Examine examples of disruptive innovation and how to respond to it
- Evaluate the development and impact of fintech in emerging markets
- Assess the use of central bank digital currency and cryptocurrency
- Address environmental, social, and governance policy demands
How It Works
Anne Miroux is Faculty Fellow at the Emerging Markets Institute in the Johnson School of Business at Cornell University. She has over 30 years of experience in international trade and finance. Dr. Miroux began her career in the United Nations Center on Transnational Corporations in New York, where she was involved in the negotiations on the UN Code of Conduct on Transnational Corporations. In the mid 1980s she joined the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), where she specialized on issues related to developing-country debt, foreign direct investment and transnational corporations, and technology and innovation policies. For several years Dr. Miroux led the organization’s work on foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics and directed the World Investment Reports (WIR), the United Nations flagship report on FDI and transnational corporations. She also served as the editor of the UN Transnational Corporations Journal. Dr. Miroux published a number of papers and articles and led research projects and technical assistance activities in developing countries on debt, FDI, and development.
Until late 2015, Dr. Miroux was the Director of the Division on Technology and Logistics in UNCTAD, in charge of the organization’s work on technology and trade logistics. She was also the Head of the Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD). Dr. Miroux is a member of the Advisory Board of the Technology and Management Center of the Department of International Development at Oxford University as well as a member of the Board of NetExplo. Dr. Miroux has an MBA from HEC – Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (Jouy-en-Josas, France) and a diploma from IEP (Institut d’Etudes Politiques – Paris). She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Paris I – Sorbonne.
Who Should Enroll
- Venture capital and private equity investors
- Investment advisors
- Asset managers and other financial services professionals with international mandates
- Portfolio managers and analysts
- Insurance representatives
- Corporate officers, directors, and managers in multinational companies
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