February 28, 2015
This half-day summit was organized by NU students with a focus on Emerging Markets. CEM helped the organizers find some speakers. Executives on the program worked for Philips, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Jamaican Heart Institute, and Rage Frameworks. The summit was well attended by students from NU as well as other Boston-area schools.
University of Ghana Executive MBAs Visit Northeastern U
February 26, 2015
For the fifth year, University of Ghana Business School’s Executive MBA cohort visited Northeastern’s D'Amore-McKim School of Business to gain insights into US business practices and the innovation clusters around Route 128. Initiated in 2011 by Professor William Tiga Tita, this year’s visit was organized by CEM Faculty Fellow Gordon Adomdza of DMSB’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation group.
Prof. Puffer Speaks at WorldBoston
February 25, 2015
CEM Fellow Sheila Puffer was one of the experts featured at an event organized by WorldBoston on “Russia Right Now.” Panelists explored the challenges of doing business in Russia’s current volatile political and economic environment.
Review of Indian System for Performance Evaluation of State-owned Enterprises
January 13, 2015
CEM Director Ravi Ramamurti shared his ideas for how to reform the system to evaluate Indian state-owned enterprises at a conference organized by the Govt. of India and the World Bank in New Delhi
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UK-Massachusetts Business Opportunities Event Inaugurated by Gov. Deval Patrick
October 28, 2014
Associated Industries of MA’s International Business Council organized a breakfast event on UK-MA business opportunities. Gov. Deval Patrick, who led a trade mission to the UK and France, inaugurated the event. CEM Director Ravi Ramamurti moderated a discussion featuring senior executives from Astra Zeneca, Kronos, Ocean Spray Cranberries, and Santander bank.
Doing Business in Israel - inaugurated by Gov. Deval Patrick
July 11, 2014
AIM's International Business Council organized a breakfast event on Doing Business in Israel. Gov. Deval Patrick, who led a trade mission to Israel a few weeks earlier, inaugurated the event. CEM Director Ravi Ramamurti moderated a discussion featuring senior executives from Philips, Desalitech, and Mass Tech Collaborative.
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Doing Business in Colombia - inaugurated by Gov. Deval Patrick
March 25, 2013
Professor Ravi Ramamurti moderated a panel on opportunities and challenges of Colombia for companies in Massachusetts at the Associated Industries of Massachusetts-sponsored event. Gov. Deval Patrick, who led a trade mission to Colombia earlier, inaugurated the event.
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Deputy Director General of World Trade Organization delivers CEM Lecture
April 10, 2012
Dr. Harsha Vardhana Singh, Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization spoke to a packed room of students as part of CEM’s Distinguished Speaker Series. He spoke about the future of the WTO and the multilateral trading system in a changing world, followed by a lively exchange with students. Provost Stephen Director thanked Dr. Singh and presented him with a signed copy of Professor Sonia Rolland's new book, Development at the WTO (Oxford, 2012).
Professor David H. Sherman Speaks at the 2011 Wall Street China Forum
May 6, 2011
Sherman spoke at the 2011 Wall Street China Forum held in New York City on May 6, 2011. He participated in a panel on “US-listed Chinese Firms.” Professor Sherman, who is a member of D'Amore McKim School of Business Accounting Department, advices Chinese companies looking to list in US stock exchanges and serves on the board of two such companies listed on NASDAQ. He is an expert on corporate governance and spent 2004-05 as an Academic Fellow in Corporate Finance at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, working on current shareholder reporting issues for US and International businesses.
The Ideas Economy: Innovation and Entrepreneurship for a disruptive world
Professor Ravi Ramamurti participated in the panel on "Seeding the Next Silicon Valley" and spoke about the disruptive innovations coming out of emerging markets. Other speakers in the innovation summit included the founders of Twitter and SpaceX, the Chief Economist at Google, the President of MIT, the Chief Technology Officer to President Obama, Professor Chesbrough of UC Berkeley, Robert Reich, and senior executives of US multinational firms.
Ravi Ramamurti Speaks at the Economist's India Business Summit
Professor Ravi Ramamurti was the lead speaker in the first panel of The Economist's India Business Summit held in Paris on January 25, 2011. He spoke about the competitive advantages of Indian firms and what they hope to gain through their international acquisitions. Other speakers at the event, hosted by The Economist’s European business editor Edward Carr, included the Indian ambassador to France, the Indian CEOs of Accor, Ernst & Young, Honeywell, HSBC, Novartis, and Schneider Electric, and senior executives of Indian multinationals, such as Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro, and Suzlon Energy.
Professor Ramamurti is also a Principal Advisor to Economist Education, a sister organization of The Economist Group, on the topic of "Competing to Win in Emerging Markets."
Doing Business in Emerging Markets Seminar
On December 17, 2010 the AIM International Business Council presented a seminar on doing business in emerging markers. The event was co-sponsored by the Center for Emerging Markets and the Massachusetts Export Center. The seminar was part during and Export Expo organized by the Massachusetts Export Center, part of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Network.
The seminar included a panel discussion moderated by Distinguished Professor Ravi Ramamurti, Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business and Director, Center for Emerging Markets. The panelists were David Callahan, VP Business Development, US-Saudi Arabian Business Council; Murat Lutem, Consul General of Turkey to Boston and Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard; and Ekene Ofodile, International Sales Operations Manager, New Balance Athletic Shoe. The panel discussion focused on three developing markets- China, Saudi Arabia and Turkey-all of which are part of President Obama’s National Export Initiative. Themes included were: opportunities for US companies, understanding emerging markets and a climate of rapid change.
Northeastern Hosts Forum for Social Entrepreneurs
On October 30, 2010, Northeastern hosted the ForSE 2010: Forum for Social Entrepreneurs. The forum, which geared towards fostering discussions of new technology and business ideas, as well as using expertise in business to address social and environmental problems, brought together over 200 scholars, students, social innovators, and investors.
In addition to talking about pressing social needs, the work of social entrepreneurs, as well as health, education and technology, the forum also highlighted the work of Northeastern’s Social Enterprise Institute (SEI), which is founded and directed by Professor Dennis Shaughnessy, and is the only such institute in the Boston area. Through SEI, Northeastern students have visited the Dominican Republic, Belize and South Africa, where they to assessed local micro-finance programs and interacted with local entrepreneurs. Joseph E. Aoun praised the institute, stating: “What the students are doing is powerful and impactful."
The conference was sponsored by SEI, Net Impact, and TiE Boston, the local chapter of a global non-profit organization promoting entrepreneurship.
CEM Director Keynote Speaker at Gathering of Brazil's Vice President and CEOs
CEM Director Ravi Ramamurti was the Keynote Speaker at a gathering of Brazilian CEOs on March 9, 2010. His topic was “India’s New Global Giants.” The chief guest was Brazil’s Vice President Jose Alencar Gomes da Silva, who participated in the ensuing discussions. The event was organized by the Chairman of Sao Paulo’s World Trade Center, Mr Ozires Silva. Invited guests included about 60 CEOs of Brazilian companies, including Embratel and Embraer, and multinationals, such as Volkswagen and HSBC.
Photo: Brazil's Vice President Jose Alencar with Prof. Ramamurti and Mr. Ozires Silva
HR Summit on Innovations in Executive Education in Emerging Markets
In August 2009, the CEM and the Executive Education office co-sponsored a summit for Chief Human Resource Officers on “Innovations in Executive Education for Emerging Markets” at Emory University. The lead organizers were the India-China-American (ICA) Institute and Emory University’s Center for Executive Education. Eight participants from Brown Brothers Harriman, EMC, Hasbro, IBM, Liberty Mutual, and State Street attended as guests of the CEM, joining a total of nearly 100 participants in a terrific program that featured Jim Bolt, Marshall Goldsmith, Jeanne Meister, Professor Jagdish Sheth, and CEM Director Ravi Ramamurti. A follow-up summit may be held at Northeastern University in the coming year.
IBM India Partners with D'Amore-McKim School of Business to Create Online MBA Program
In 2009, IBM partnered with Northeastern University’s D'Amore-McKim School of Business to create an online degree program designed to provide IBM employees based in Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi with an opportunity to earn an MBA. The program, which was developed in part by Peter Lynt, Vice- President for Global Process Delivery at IBM and Thomas Moore, CBA Dean, is aimed at not only attracting and keeping talented managers, but it is also geared toward improving the quality and global competitiveness of India’s IBM employees. The Online MBA program has also gone over well with IBM employees, as it provides busy professionals with a chance to enhance their skills and qualifications without interrupting their careers. According to Mike Zack, Professor of Information, Operations and Analysis and Executive Faculty Director of Online Learning, the IBM India Online MBA program is a “natural extension of the Online MBA program the school launched in 2006” (as quoted in FT.com).
CEM and D'Amore-McKim School of Business Executive Education Office Work Together
The D'Amore-McKim School of Business office for Executive Education and its Director, Beth Cliff, have partnered with CEM on many initiatives. Among them were the “Emerging Markets Update” organized on campus (June 2009) and the HR Summit at Emory University in Atlanta (August 2009). CEM affiliated faculty have also taught in executive education programs organized by Beth Cliff at companies like EMC Corporation (including one scheduled for Singapore in May 2010), Thermo Fisher, and the SK Group (Korea). They have also lectured to visiting executive MBA students visiting NU from Moscow State University (Russia), ISCAE (Morocco), Nirma University (India) and the University of Ghana. Beth Cliff also played an instrumental role in building a relationship with the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (International Business Council) in which CEM faculty participated as moderators for panels on doing business in various emerging markets. See more details on many of these activities in the newsletter.