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Research Grants

CEM has supported faculty fellows in their research with research grants. From 2009 - 2012 these grants came from an award to the center by the US Department of Education (BIE Program)

Round Eight (Fall 2017)

Sophie Bacq

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Project: Out of Sight but not Out of Mind: A Close(r) Look at Informal Entrepreneurship in South African Townships
Emerging Markets Involved: South Africa

Yakov Bart

Assistant Professor of Marketing and Joseph G. Riesman Research Professor Research Fellow, INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute Affiliate Scholar, University of Oxford Future of Marketing Initiative
Project: Impact of Technology Adoption on Competitive Advantage: A Study of E-Commerce Firms in Emerging Markets
Emerging Markets Involved: Asia- China

Luis Alfonso Dau

Associate Professor, International Business & Strategy
Project: Emerging Market CSR Strategies in a Globalizing World
Emerging Markets Involved: Various emerging markets

Xiaotao (Kelvin) Liu

Associate Professor, Accounting, D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Project: Measuring the Quality of Online Data: Data Acquisition for Small Businesses in China
Emerging Markets Involved: China

Yang Lee

Associate Professor, Supply Chain and Information Management
Project: Measuring the Quality of Online Data: Data Acquisition for Small Businesses in China Emerging Markets Involved: China

Jay Mulki

Associate Professor, Marketing, D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Project: Drivers of Tax Avoidance by Family Businesses in Emerging Markets
Emerging Markets Involved: India

Kimberly Eddleston

Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation; D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Project: Drivers of Tax Avoidance by Family Businesses in Emerging Markets
Emerging Markets Involved: India

Koen Pauwels

Professor of Marketing, D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Project: Giving versus Receiving Word-of-Mouth across Emerging Markets: How do Growth Dynamics matter?
Emerging Markets Involved: India, Thailand, and Japan

Alexander Roth

Executive Professor of International Business and Strategy
Project: Banking on Women Emerging Markets Involved: UAE, Malaysia, India, China

C. Annique Un

Associate Professor, International Business and Strategy, D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Project: Dare to Learn: The Achievements of Southeast Asian Refugees in America
Emerging Markets Involved: South-east Asia


Round Seven (Spring 2016)

Ruth Aguilera

Professor, International Business and Strategy, D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Project: Conflicting Expectations toward Inside Monitoring: The Case of Board Secretary in China
Emerging Markets Involved: HK & China

Elitsa Banalieva

Associate Professor of International Business & Strategy; Program Director, Master of Science in International Management
Project: Prisoners of the Past or Builders of the Future? Evidence from Transition Economy Firms’ Outward Foreign Direct Investment
Emerging Markets Involved: Central/Eastern European transition econ

Sara Minard

Socio-economist Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Assistant Academic Specialist
Project: Comparative research on social innovations in India and Senegal: exploring the linkages between impact measurement and availability of impact investing opportunities for small-scale entrepreneurs
Emerging Markets Involved: India & Senegal

Margaret Woo

Professor of Law Project: Study the justifiability of social and economic rights in emerging economies, specifically efforts to litigate employment discrimination cases in China and India. Emerging Markets Involved: China & India


Round Six (Fall 2014)

Valentina Marano

Assistant Professor, International Business and Strategy, D'Amore-McKim School of Business Project: Research on ESG performance for developed and emerging market firms. Emerging Markets Involved: Multiple.

Edward F. McDonough III

Professor of International Business and Strategy, D'Amore-McKim School of Business Project: Relationship between strategic ambidexterity, firm specific uncertainity, and business performance. Emerging Markets Involved: Taiwan. 

Sheila Puffer

University Distinguished Professor, D'Amore-McKim School of Business Project: Russians in the innovation economy: Contributions to silicon valley and implications for Russia. Emerging Markets Involved: Russia.

Ravi Sarathy

Professor of International Business and Strategy, D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Project: Factors effecting the choice of causation and effectuations strategies among entrepreneurs in Brazil and India.  Emerging Markets Involved: Brazil and India.

Gavin Shatkin

Gavin Shatkin

Associate Professor, SPPUA. Project: Urban real estate megaprojects and urban change in Asian cities. Emerging Markets Involved: China.

Luis Dau

Assistant Professor of International Business, D'Amore-McKim School of Business Project: Regulatory change and internationalization Emerging Markets Involved: Peru, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela

Nikos Passas

Professor of Criminology, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice Project: Compliance programs in multinational firms in Latin America Emerging Markets Involved: Argentina, Brazil, Chile

Sonia Rolland

Associate Professor of Law, School of Law Project: What future for Vanuatu at the World Trade Organization? Emerging Markets Involved: Vanuatu

Burna Turam

Associate Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, School of Social Studies and Humanities Project: Internationalization of Muslim business networks: From Turkey across the globe Emerging Markets Involved: Turkey

Round Four (Spring 2011)

Matt Allen

Entrepreneurship & Innovation, D'Amore-McKim School of Business Project: Adoption of and performance implications for strategic HRM in developing countries: Case of South-east Asia Emerging Markets Involved: Southeast Asia

Born-Jeffery-194x199Jeff Born

Finance, D'Amore-McKim School of Business Project: Energy independence in the developing world: The role of bio-fuels in the South Pacific Emerging Markets Involved: South Pacific

Adenekan Dedeke

Information & Operations Analysis, D'Amore-McKim School of Business Project: Exploring the impact of an improved environmental performance index on the rankings of emerging market economies Emerging Markets Involved: Multiple

Dunlap-Denise-194x199Denise Dunlap 

International Business & Strategy, D'Amore-McKim School of Business Project: The geographicorganization of a firm’s R&D activities and its influence on innovation: Evidence from Indian R&D pharmaceutical labs Emerging Markets Involved: India            

Denise Horn

International Affairs, SSH Project: Social entrepreneurship, civic participation, and the future of democracy Emerging Markets Involved: Cambodia, India, Thailand

Grigorios Livanis

International Business & Strategy, D'Amore-McKim School of Business Project: Location and organizational determinants of R&D lab closure: An examination of Indian R&D labs Emerging Markets Involved: India

Denis Sullivan

Political Science, SSH Project: Getting back to business in Egypt Emerging Markets Involved: Egypt

Round Three (Fall 2010)

Luis Dau

Assistant Professor, D'Amore-McKim School of Business Project: Pro-market reforms, internationalization strategy, and performance Emerging Markets Involved: Latin America

Ed McDonough

Professor, D'Amore-McKim School of Business Project: Independent innovation in China Emerging Markets Involved: China

Margaret Woo

Professor, School of Law Project: China’s Open Government Information regulation Emerging Markets Involved: China

Round Two (Spring 2010)

Adomza-Gordon-194x199Gordon Adomdza 

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, D'Amore-McKim School of Business Project: "Understanding the Socio-cultural Factors that Influence the Design Innovations for Emerging Markets"  Emerging Markets Involved: Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa

Denise Garcia 

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences  Project: "Tackling Climate Change: The Role of Emerging Countries"  Emerging Markets Involved: Brazil

Anna Lamin 

Assistant Professor of International Business and Strategy, D'Amore-McKim School of Business Project: "Agglomeration, Firm Heterogeneity and R&D Investment Under Weak Appropriability Regimes"  Emerging Markets Involved: India

Round One (Fall 2009)

Karthik Krishnan

Assistant Professor of Finance, D'Amore-McKim School of Business Project: "Cross-Border Venture Capital in Emerging Markets" Emerging Markets Involved: India

CEM-Funded Conference Participation

Political Science Professor Suzanne Ogden and PhD student Chow Bing Ngeow attended the Wuhan University International Conference on Chinese-Style Democratization in November 2009. About 80 well-known scholars on China participated. The conference discussed the different ways in which the Chinese think about "democratization," especially compared to Western liberal democrats. According to Professor Ogden, "Chinese thinking is shaped by a variety contextual and historical factors, which make it virtually impossible for them to see multiparty democracy and one-man-one-vote national-level elections in the same way we do. It was a fascinating conference, and we are deeply indebted to the CEM for partial travel support through the BIE grant."

Professors Tony Gao and Fareena Sultan attended an industry conference on mobile marketing insights in Shanghai in October 2009. They served as co-chairs of the day-long conference and participated in a panel discussion. In addition, the professors attended the 2009 “Journal of Marketing Science” Annual Conference and Doctoral Consortium of Chinese Marketing, in Tianjin, China, where they presented their paper on “Factors influencing Chinese youth consumers’ acceptance of mobile marketing,” coauthored with Professor Andy Rohm, which won a Best Conference Paper Award. They also visited five of the top research universities in China, and four companies and industry associations related to mobile marketing and telecoms in China.