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Spouse  Soumitra Dutta

Role  Author
Name  Lourdes Casanova
Fields  International business
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Institutions  Johnson School at Cornell University, INSEAD
Alma mater  Universiteit van Amsterdam (M.A.), University of Southern California (M.A.), Universitat de Barcelona (Ph.D.)
Books  The Political Economy of an Emerging Global Power: In Search of the Brazil Dream
Education  University of Southern California, University of Barcelona

Residence  United States of America

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Lourdes S. Casanova is an academic, author and currently a Senior Lecturer of Management at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and Director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University. Before her appointment to Johnson School, Casanova was a lecturer in the Strategy Department at INSEAD. She specializes in international business with a focus on Latin America and multinationals from emerging markets. In 2014 and 2015, Lourdes Casanova was appointed as one of the 50 most influential Iberoamerican intellectuals by Esglobal. Also, she is member of the Boyce Thompson Institute.


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Lourdes Casanova is a senior lecturer of Management at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Business, Cornell University, since 2012. She is also Director of the Emerging Markets Institute. For the previous 23 years she was a lecturer in the Strategy Department of INSEAD.

Past teaching experiences include visiting faculty positions and guest lecturer assignments at Tecnológico de Monterrey, HEC Montréal, ESADE Business School, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, San Diego University’s School of Business Administration, Oxford University’s Latin American Center, Cambridge Judge Business School, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona’s Institute of European Studies, Universität Zürich, and Haas School of Business.

Casanova is also a former awardee of the Fulbright Scholar Program.

She is a member of the Global Agenda Council on Latin America. Also, she's a member of the Competitiveness in Latin America Task Force and of the Global Agenda Council on Latin America of the World Economic Forum,. Furthermore, she is a Board Member and Chairperson of the Compensation Committee of the Boyce Thompson Institute, a member of the Advisory Committee European Union/Brazil, the World Investment Network of the UNCTAD, B20 Business Summit’s Information and Communication Technologies and Innovation task force, a reviewer of Strategy Management Journal, and was responsible at INSEAD of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative. She is a board member of a start-up Documenta, a member of the Network of Interdisciplinary Research in Family Firms and the Nominating committee of the World Innovation Summit (HiT Barcelona). She is also member in the Executive Committee of the Cornell Institute for European Studies (CIES), member of the advisory board of the Tompkins County Public Library, a member of the NCE Standing Selection Committee, and a founding Board Member of the Societé des Amis du Chateau de Fontainebleau.

Current Books

Casanova with Anne Miroux write the forthcoming Emerging Multinationals coming of age. Casanova with P. Hertenstein and B. Hobdari, edit the 2016 forthcoming book, New Wine in Old Bottles? The Role of Emerging Markets Multinationals in advancing IB Theory and Research in the International Journal of Emerging Markets, a special Issue. in 2015, Casanova with Julian Kasum wrote the book Brazil - A Economia Política de uma Potência Global Emergente. This book is available in English.

Casanova is coauthor of the book The Political Economy of an Emerging Global Power: In Search of the Brazil Dream, published in 2014, and author of the book Global Latinas: Latin America’s emerging multinationals, published in 2009. Furthermore, she coauthored “Innovalatino, Fostering Innovation in Latin America” in 2011 and “El papel de España en los Lazos Económicos entre Asia y Latinoamérica: Grandes empresas, Pymes y la ciudad de Barcelona como puentes entre las dos zonas” (“The Role of Spain in the Economic Relations between Asia and Latin America: Big companies, SMEs, and the city of Barcelona as bridges between the two zones”) in 2012.

Selected works

Casanova has published numerous case studies, chapters in books and articles in journals including Beijing Business Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Business and Politics, and Foreign Affairs Latinoamerica.

  • Casanova, L. and Miroux, A. 2016. The Rise of Emerging Market Multinationals: this is how they can become industry leaders. 8 December 2016. Blog. World Economic Forum.
  • Casanova, L. and A. Miroux (2016), Emerging Multinationals: The Coming of Age in OECD EMnet (2016), “Business Insights on Emerging Markets 2015”, OECD Emerging Markets Network, OECD Development Centre, Paris,
  • Casanova, L.; Miroux, A. 2016. The Emerging Multinationals Report (EMR) 2016, The China Surge. Emerging Markets Institute. S.C. Johnson School of Management. Cornell University.
  • Casanova, L.; Chen C.; Taotao C.: 2016. China and Latin America Go Global: A Comparison of the Characteristics and Development Phases of Outward Foreign Direct Investment. EMI Johnson Working Papers. Cornell University.
  • Casanova, L.; Bacaria, Josep M.; Coll, J.M.; Rullán, S. 2016. A Comparative Analysis of the Innovation Systems of Brazil, Korea and Mexico. EMI Johnson Working Papers. Cornell University.
  • Casanova, L. 2016. China and Latin America Go Global: A Comparison of the Characteristics and Development Phases of Outward Foreign Direct Investment. EMI Johnson Working Papers. Cornell University.
  • Casanova, L. and Sukriti Jain. 2016. Innovation in Latin America. In Haar, J. and Ernst, R. (editors), Innovation in Emerging Markets. International Political Economy series. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Casanova, L. and A. Miroux. 2016., “Emerging Multinationals: The Coming of Age” in OECD EMnet (2016), “Business Insights on Emerging Markets 2015”, OECD Emerging Markets Network, OECD Development Centre, Paris,
  • Casanova, L. 2016. Latin American Multinationals moving ahead. In Fernández, P. and Lluch, A. (editors). Evolution of Family Business: Continuity and Change in Latin America and Spain. Edward Elgar.
  • Peña-Vinces, JC. Casanova, L. Guillen, J. & Urbano D. 2016. International Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Peru, a Latin-American Emerging Market. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. DOI: 10.1080/1540496X.2016.1156525 (In press).
  • Rullá n S. and Casanova, L. 2015. Innovation in Latin America: the Case of Mexico. Special Issue of Dubrovnik International Economic Meeting in International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research. Vol. 8 Issue 3: 59-68. December 2015.
  • Casanova, L. Latin American multinationals facing the new reality. 2015. Revista Brasileira de Comercio Exterior (RBCE) nr. 123. Ano XXIX. A revista da Funcex: Fundaçao Centro Estudos de Comércio Exterior. Brazil. April–May–June 2015.
  • Casanova, L. & Kassum, J. 2014. The Brasília Consensus: Looking for a second wind. The World Financial Review. September- October.
  • Media articles/interviews

  • Latinoamérica debe depender menos de las materias primas 29 March 2015. Portafolio. Colombia
  • Global Latinas in Search of a second wind. 2015. Latin Trade.
  • To go or not to go. The internationalization Imperative for Global Latinas. Latin Trade. March-Abril 2015
  • What next for BNDES and Brazil banks’ overseas expansion? October 20, 2014. Business News Americas.
  • Brazil can’t lose the World Cup, even if it doesn’t win. Jeroen Ansink. Fortune. 10 June 2014.
  • Who is who in internationalization: Interview with Prof. Lourdes Casanov a. Estrategiaparatodos. 15 July 2013. Blog Evodio Kaltenecker.
  • Innovation or Bust. Latin Trade. 4 April 2013. Ryan Dube.
  • Inovação em mercados emergentes. O Estado de S. Paulo. 1 October 2012. Casanova, L.
  • Research interests

  • Emerging markets, with a special focus on Latin America
  • Emerging multinationals
  • Corporate social responsibility in emerging multinationals
  • Women in business in Latin America
  • Family business networks
  • Innovation in emerging markets
  • References

    Lourdes Casanova Wikipedia

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