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Financing Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Markets

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Sage Hall, Management Library, conservatory
Johnson Graduate School-Management, 106 Sage Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-6201, USA

There are many challenges and opportunities for driving innovation and entrepreneurship in the developing world today.

Join us for a Chats in the Stacks book talk by Lourdes Casanova, faculty member at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and director of the Emerging Markets Institute; and Peter Cornelius, managing director at AlpInvest Partners and head of AlpInvest’s economic and strategic research. The book, just published by Elsevier in 2018, is coauthored by Soumitra Dutta, former dean and professor of operations, technology and information management at the SC Johnson College of Business.  

Financing Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Markets explains how micro and macro foundations of productivity, and hence economic growth and development, are inextricably intertwined.

Using case studies to portray the entrepreneurial firm and its role in accelerating the speed of innovation of new technologies, their research identifies common flaws undermining public venture programs. Casanova and Cornelius will discuss how domestic companies compete and what drives innovation using relevant examples of successful ventures from India and China, two of the largest emerging economies in the developing world.

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Author Appearance, Lecture, Presentation


Cornell University Library, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management, Management Library, Sustainability, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies


economics, Cornell University Library, CUL, book talk, Global Cornell, emerging markets, Einaudi Center


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Contact Name

Jessica E. Withers/Hospitality, Labor, and Management Library

Contact Phone

(607) 255-8045


Lourdes Casanova and Peter Klaus Cornelius

Speaker Affiliation

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

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Free and open to all

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