Interdisciplinary Themes

Ideation. Collaboration. Innovation.

Interdisciplinary themes serve as a critical hub for the research and networking of expert faculty and industry leaders within the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, across Cornell University, and beyond. Through themes our faculty conduct breakthrough thought-leadership and connect students and industry experts in areas of global importance.

Ideation. It all starts with an idea.

  • Themes provide a truly interdisciplinary academic perspective on the challenges facing our society today.

Collaboration. Coming together to create something greater.

  • Esteemed faculty, industry experts, and interested internal and external affiliates connect to form a vast and unparalleled network of thought leadership.

Innovation. Ideas become realities and transform industries.

  • The integration of research, teaching, and public engagement programs create opportunities for new insights and innovative solutions.

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Theme: Emerging Markets

Faculty in the Emerging Markets theme explore interests ranging from international trade and finance to the study of input markets, institutions and governance structures, to international agriculture and nutrition in emerging economies, and much more.

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Theme: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Technology

Faculty involved in the IET theme are working to create and sustain an exciting environment in which research and the exchange of ideas build the college’s scholarship in innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology.

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Theme: Business of Food

From farm production—through processing, distribution, and marketing—to the consumer experience, the Business of Food encompasses all facets of the food industry to foster relationships and further research.

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Theme: Investing at Cornell

Investing at Cornell connects faculty and students across the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and Cornell University who are interested in studying, researching, and working in the field of investments.

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Theme: Behavioral Economics and Decision Research

Founded 1989 by 2017 Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler, BEDR unites Cornell scholars with shared interests in judgment, decision making, and behavioral economics.

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