Center for Emerging Markets
Welcome to Northeastern University’s Center for Emerging Markets (CEM), which was founded in 2007 in anticipation of the rise of these countries in the global economy! It is today a leading center for research on business and public policy issues faced by firms operating in these countries.
CEM was launched with seed money from the Liberty Mutual Foundation and subsequently won a 3-year grant from the US Department of Education.
CEM consists of 60 outstanding faculty-associates from NU’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business, the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, the College of Arts, the Law School, and the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Its faculty associates conduct research on how firms can leverage high-growth emerging markets for global competitive advantage and disseminate best practices for success in these countries. It is housed in the business school.
Through research seminars, travel support, and conferences, CEM has promoted research on important topics, such as competitive advantages of new multinationals from emerging markets, or the nature of innovation in and for these countries. The faculty’s impressive contributions to research can be found on this site.
The Center also organizes events on campus for students, featuring distinguished speakers such as the Governor of Massachusetts and the Deputy Director-General of the WTO. It has promoted study trips for students to countries like Argentina, Chile, China, India, and Russia, and helped them find and take up co-op jobs in these countries.
CEM works closely with practitioners and managers, and is guided by a distinguished External Advisory Board. Over the years it has organized several symposia and events for the business community.
CEM welcomes scholars and practitioners from everywhere to visit the Center to share their research, interact with Center faculty, or to reflect on and develop important research ideas.