Emerging Market Global Players (EMGP)

A major development in the global foreign direct investment (FDI) market over recent years has been the rapid rise of multinational enterprises (MNEs) from emerging markets. In furtherance of its overarching mission, CCSI aims to ensure more sustainable investment by these emerging-market MNEs.

The first step is to develop and strengthen empirical research on emerging-market MNEs and establish a sound basis for understanding and discussing the role of those entities in the world economy by identifying the major players and their salient features and drivers. This is essential because these new players are less well known than their developed-country counterparts, which have been part of the business landscape for many decades. The second step is to focus more closely on understanding and improving the relationship between emerging-market MNEs and sustainable development including, for example, the impacts of these investors on environmental and labor standards in host countries.

The Emerging Market Global Players (EMGP) project, a collaborative effort led by CCSI, brings together researchers on FDI from leading institutions in emerging markets to gather original data from company surveys and additional research and to produce annual reports based on their findings. Those EMGP reports identify the top multinationals from each of a number of emerging markets, provide detailed information on the key features of the firms’ activities abroad, and discuss other issues, including the underlying policy context influencing outward investment from those emerging markets and the impact of the MNEs on sustainable development.

Each report is posted on this website as well as on the website of the partner institution in the relevant country. The information in the reports, including the rankings by foreign assets, will be of interest to researchers, bankers, investors, and the media, as well as to multinational firms in many countries.

The EMGP project is coordinated by: Victor Chen (EMGP Global Coordinator and Editor) and Lise Johnson (Head of Investment Law and Policy, CCSI).

For additional information, please contact Lise Johnson.

Current EMGP partner institutions:

Argentina: Beatriz Nofal, Eco-Axis
Brazil: São Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP) of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)
Chile: United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile (IEI)
China: School of Business, Central University of Finance and Economics
Colombia: Universidad Externado de Colombia
Egypt: American University in Cairo
Hungary: ICEG European Center
India: Indian School of Business
Israel: Manufacturers Association of Israel and Tel Aviv University
Republic of Korea: Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Seoul National University
Mauritius: Board of Investment, Mauritius
Mexico: Institute for Economic Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico
Poland: Institute for Market, Consumption and Business Cycles Research
Russia: Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Slovenia: University of Ljubljana, Center of International Relations
South Africa: School of Economics, Potchefstroom, North-West University
Thailand: Mahidol University
Turkey: Istanbul Aydın University and the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK)
United Arab Emirates: Zayed University

EMGP Reports by Country:

Argentina

Current Partner: Beatriz Nofal, Eco-Axis

Brazil

Current Partner: São Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP) of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)

Chile

Current Partner: United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile (IEI)

China

Current Partner: School of Business, Central University of Finance and Economics

Hungary

Current Partner: ICEG European Center

India

Current Partner: Indian School of Business

Israel

Current Partner: Manufacturers Association of Israel and Tel Aviv University

Korea

Current Partner: Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Seoul National University

Mexico

Current Partner: Institute for Economic Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico

Poland

Current Partner: Institute for Market, Consumption and Business Cycles Research

Russia

Current Partner: Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Slovenia

Current Partner: University of Ljubljana, Center of International Relations

Taiwan

Turkey

Current Partner: Istanbul Aydın University and the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK)

United Arab Emirates

Current Partner: Zayed University

Related work with CCSI contributions

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the World Bank