The Era of Chinese Multinationals

  • Date: May 7, 2020 11:00 am
  • Location: Webinar

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This webinar is based on Lourdes Casanova and Anne Miroux’s new book in 2019 “The Era of Chinese Multinationals: How Chinese Companies Are Conquering the World”.

Chinese multinationals have grown in size and increased their global presence dramatically over the last decade. They have emerged as formidable competitors to western incumbents. These firms have instituted profound changes, such as displacing trade and investment flows, leading to new business models and the emergence of a new geography of global innovation.

Lourdes Casanova and Anne Miroux, both from Cornell SC Johnson School of Business, Emerging Markets Institute, captured the forces driving the disruptive growth of Chinese multinational corporations in this book. You will learn from this webinar:

  • What are the common characteristics of China-based companies and what categorizes their efforts to make China an innovation hub, compared with western MNCs?
  • How China-based MNCs, especially those in tech and innovation, are handling the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • How COVID-19 is affecting the global outreach of MNCs?



Lourdes Casanova

Lourdes Casanova is the Senior Lecturer and Gail and Roberto Cañizares Director of the Emerging Markets Institute in the Johnson School of Management, at Cornell University.

Formerly at INSEAD, she specializes in international business with focus on emerging market multinationals. In 2014 and 2015, she was named one of the 50 most influential Iberoamerican intellectuals by Esglobal. She has also been a Faculty Fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and was a Fulbright Scholar, earning her Master degree from the University of Southern California and her PhD from the University of Barcelona. She has been a visiting professor at the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley; Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and Latin American Centre, University of Oxford; University of Zurich and Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. She was a consultant with the Inter-American Development Bank and directed executive programs at INSEAD for senior managers including Telefónica, BBVA, Cemex and the Brazilian Confederation of Industries.

Anne Miroux

Anne Miroux is a Faculty Fellow at the Emerging Markets Institute, Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.

She has over 30 years of experience in international trade and finance. She began her career in the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations in New-York, and later joined the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) where she specialized on developing country debt, foreign direct investment and transnational corporations, and technology and innovation policies. For several years she headed the Investment Analysis Branch in UNCTAD and directed the World Investment Reports (WIR), the United Nations flagship report on FDI and transnational corporations and served as the Editor of the UN Transnational Corporations Journal. She published a number of papers and articles and led research projects and technical assistance activities in developing countries on debt, FDI and development.
Until late 2015 Anne Miroux was the Director of the Division on Technology and Logistics in UNCTAD, and Head of the Secretariat of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD).
She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Technology and Management Center of the Department of International Development at Oxford University. She is also a member of the Board of NetExplo. Anne Miroux has an MBA from HEC, École des Hautes Études Commerciales, and a diplôme from IEP (Institut d’Études Politiques – Paris). She holds a PHD in Economics from University of Paris I – Sorbonne.

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