Dear friends and colleages, 

The Center for Emerging Markets (CEM) at Northeastern University and the University of Miami CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research) welcome you to the 2017 Global Strategy and Emerging Markets (GSEM) conference in Boston, MA, on June 15-16, 2017. This conference provides a platform to bring together senior and junior scholars, doctoral students, and practitioners in the fields of international business, strategic management, cross-cultural management, technology strategy, and global entrepreneurship from around the world. This platform aims not only to foster discussion of frontier issues associated with emerging market-related global strategies, but also to create co-learning opportunities between scholars from the U.S. and from emerging economies.


This yearís conference theme is the influence of the home country on emerging market multinationalsí (EMNCs) internationalization and behavior. The rise of EMNCs serves as a valuable natural experiment for probing the impact of a firmís home country on its international strategy and behavior. The distinguishing characteristic of these firms is how the relative underdevelopment of their home country affects the creation of their competitive strategies. Hence, in this conference, we are looking for novel studies that expand theories and models of the multinational by explaining how the home country affects the internationalization and global strategy of firms.

Additional information on the conference appears at


If you are interested in attending the conference, please register at . If you are a Ph.D. student, please use this link to register:


We look forward to seeing you in Boston!


Conference Co-Chairs:             Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Northeastern University

Yadong Luo, University of Miami

John M. Mezias, University of Miami

Ravi Ramamurti, Northeastern University

CIBER Chair:                          Joseph Ganitsky, University of Miami



Professor of International Business and Strategy and Lloyd J. Mullin Research Fellow

Northeastern University, D'Amore-McKim School of Business

313 Hayden Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Phone 1.617.373.6568,   Fax 1.617.373.8628, E-mail: [log in to unmask]

Co-Editor, Global Strategy Journal 

Immediate Past Chair, International Management Division, Academy of Management

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Recent articles: 

Overcoming human capital voids in underdeveloped countries, Global Strategy Journal (2017)

Home country underdevelopment and internationalization: Innovation-based and escape-based internationalization. Competitiveness Review (2017)


Recent books: 

1495467478142_PastedImageState-Owned Multinationals: Governments in Global Business. Palgrave (2017)

1495467401277_PastedImageEmerging Market Multinationals: Managing Operational Challenges for Sustained International Growth. Cambridge University Press (2016)




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