Manuel Olave Ph.D.

Ph.D. and Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and the Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering and Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). Rector of the UNIVERSIDAD PRIVADA BOLIVIANA since May 2000. Previously, he worked as main advisor of the International Center of Public Enterprises in LJUBLJANA, Yugoslavia and was a guest professor of the International Management Institute of the Government of the Netherlands. At the INCAE Business School in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, he was Associate Professor of Business Economics and Management Control, Director of the Public Management Program and Director of the Consulting Division.


Enrique García

Enrique Garcia R, has been Executive President of the CAF- Development Bank of Latin America for 25 years, between December 1991 and March 2017. At the multilateral level, he has also held professional and managerial positions for 17 years at the Inter-American Development Bank and is a consultant to international organizations at a global level.
In the international sphere, he is President of the Council of International Relations for Latin America (RIAL), Co-Chair of the Ibero-American Council on Productivity and Competitiveness (CIPYC) and President of the Board of Directors of the Trust for the AMERICAS. He is also a member of numerous boards and / or advisory boards including global academic centers.
He has been decorated by the governments of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela, the Sovereign Order of Malta and also by the Andean Parliament, the General Secretariat of the Andean Community, the Bolivian Senate, the Bolivian Legislative Assembly and the Argentine Senate, among others. He has received awards and distinctions from public and private entities and media at an international level.


Dr. Marjorie Lyles

She was awarded the John Ryan Award by the President of Indiana University for excellence in international development activities, teaching and research. She has received an honorary doctorate from Copenhagen Business School in 2017. She is currently past president of the Strategy Management Society. Her teaching and research has focused on emerging economies since the mid-1980s. She has been doing projects and work in China since 1985 when she was a consultant with the U. S. Department of Commerce in the Dalian programs..
Prof. Lyles’ research addresses organizational learning and innovation, international strategies, joint ventures, and alliances, particularly in emerging economies. She has over 100 articles and chapters. Her work has appeared in top academic journals such as SMJ, SEJ, ASQ, JIBS, OSci, AMR, JMS and AMJ. She is a SMS and AIB Fellow. Lyles & Salk (1996) on learning in IJVs won the JIBS Decade Award 2006. She has also received two NSF grants.
Dr. Lyles has also been Visiting Professor and Scholar at Cambridge University (England), St. Gallen University's Institute of Management (Switzerland), Universiti Sains Malaysia, the National Institute of Development Administration (Bangkok), Copenhagen Business School, and the Imagination Lab (Switzerland).


Robert Grosse

He is Professor of administration of companies and Director for Latin America at the Thunderbird School of Global Manage - ment in Glendale, Arizona. He was Dean of the school of management for companies at the University American Sharjah(United Arab Emirates) for 2014-2016. Prior to that he was director of the Center for global business, innovation, and transformation of George Manson during 2011 - 13. Before joining the University George Manson, Professor Grosse due EGADE Business School at Monterrey Tec Director (Dean). In Mexico. He also was president of AIB.


Dr. Joseph Ganitsky

El Dr. Joseph Ganitsky ha sido Profesor por 13 años en el Miami Business School y Director del Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) por 8 años. Se especializa en Creación y Estrategia de Empresas Globales. Completo sus estudios doctorales en el Harvard Business School y fue el Decano fundador de la Facultad de Administración de la Universidad de Los Andes en Bogotá. Ha investigado y ensenado en instituciones liberes en más de 30 países, incluyendo el Jerusalem Institute of Management, Tel Aviv; IESA, Caracas; Instituto de Empresa, Madrid; y CEIBS, Shanghai. Por 22 años trabajo en Tulane y Loyola, New Orleans.


William Newburry

William Newburry is Chair of the Department of Interna- tional Business and the Ryder Eminent Scholar of Global Business at Florida International University. He also serves as a Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) Center for Emerging Market Studies. His research fo- cuses on how multinational corporations manage and relate to subsidiaries and other local stakeholders when they invest in foreign countries, particularly in terms of issues related to corporate reputation. Bill has published 40+ articles in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals, along with another 20 chapters in edited books. He co-authored Emerging Market Multinationals: Managing Operational Challenges for Sustained International Growth (2016, Cambridge University Press), and has co-edited two ad- ditional books. Bill served as Chapter Chair of the Acad- emy of International Business Latin America (AIB-LAT) Chapter from 2012-2018, and serves as Series Editor for Research in Global Strategic Management.


Bruce Williamson
A career senior Foreign Service Officer with more than 33 years of experience in the State Department, Mr. Williamson has served as both Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires in Guatemala, Deputy Chief of Mission in Peru, Principal Officer in Monterrey, Mexico and has had overseas postings in Sao Paulo, Brasilia, San Salvador, Oslo, and Kingston (Jamaica). His previous assignments in Washington D.C., include tours in the State Department’s Bureaus of Economic and Business Affairs, Western Hemisphere Affairs, and International Narcotics and Law Enforcement.

Mr. Williamson holds the rank of Minister Counselor and is an attorney by training. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he holds a B.A. from Yale University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Master’s Degree from the National War College. He is member of both the California and Washington D.C. Bar Associations. During his career at the State Department, he has earned numerous Superior and Meritorious Honor awards. His foreign languages are Spanish, Portuguese, and Norwegian.


Sergio Garcia Agreda Ballivian

Sergio Garcia Agreda Ballivian, PhD by the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain and the UPB. International Speaker certified IG by the JCI, Senior Consultant in business and strategy, and professor in global and digital business in graduate programs both in Bolivia and abroad. He is currently Director of Internationalization of graduate programs of the Universidad Privada Boliviana (UPB, Bolivia), Executive Director of Garcia Agreda Corp., a company dedicated to the creation and development of companies and entrepreneurs, and Chair and founder of the Academy of International Business Chapter Bolivia (AIB)


Marcelo J. Alvarado-Vargas

Marcelo J. Alvarado-Vargas is an Assistant Professor of Management in the College of Business and Innova- tion at University of Toledo, USA. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration (2013) and a Master in International Business (2004) from Florida International University in Miami, a MSc. in Operations and Technol- ogy Management (2006) from Universiteit Gent in Belgium, and a BSc. in Production Engineering (2002) from Universidad Privada Boliviana in Bolivia. He published inJournal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Management, among the most relevant.


Daniel Rottig

Dr. Daniel Rottig is Associate Professor of international business and strategic management. He has a Ph.D. degree in management with an emphasis on Global strategy and international business, an MBA in international business, a college degree (German Diploma) in business administration with an emphasis on Eco - triadic international economy, Finance and Marketing, and a Diploma in international studies.


Armando Borda

Armando Borda, obtained his Ph.D. degree from Florida International University and his MBA from ESAN University. Currently he is assistant professor at ESAN Graduate School of Business and serves as Director of international affairs at ESAN Graduate School of Business. His areas of interest are International Business, Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship.


Maria Alejandra Gonzalez Perez

Maria-Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez (PhD, MBS, Psy), Chair of the Latin America and the Caribbean regional chapter of the Academy of International Business (AIB-LAT) (July 2018-July 2021). Maria Alejandra is Full Professor of Management at Universidad EAFIT (Colombia), and she was the Vice-President of Administration at the Acade- my of International Business (AIB) (August 2015- August 2018). Maria Alejandra is a member of the global coun- cil of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1 of the World Government Summit; coordinator of the Colombian universities in the virtual institute of the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD); Re- search Partner at the CEIBS Center for Emerging Market Studies (CEMS), and Editor-in-Chief of the business journal AD-minister. Dr. Gonzalez-Perez holds a PhD in Commerce (International Business and Corporate Social Responsibility).


Diana Bank Weinberg

Diana Bank Weinberg was born in Mexico, she worked at the US Congress and the Mexican Embassy’s NAFTA Office on international trade issues. Between 1994 and 1995, PhD in international business and marketing, AT Bar Ilan University in Israel, not before spending one year at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA from 2000 to 2001 teaching International Business. From 2008 to 2009, Diana was part of the faculty teaching International Business and Marketing, coordinated two academic departments, and was Academic Director of the MBA for Women Entrepreneurs at ITESM, campus Puebla in Mexico. Since 2013, Diana has been invited to be a Guest Professor at the Berlin School for Economics and Law in Berlin, Germany.


Michel Hermans

Michel Hermans is an Assistant Professor at IAE Business School – Austral University in Argentina. He earned his Ph.D. at the Industrial and Labor Relations School at Cornell University and M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in his native Holland. Michel’s research projects focus on Strategic Human Resource Management, the use of HRM practices to build organizational capabilities, and the role HRM in organizational change trajectories. His work has been published in the Journal of International Business Studies, Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, and the Harvard Business Review (Latin American edition). Prior to his academic career, Michel was a Research Associate at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations in Argentina (ECLAC/CEPAL), and worked in the internal consulting division of the Telecom Italia Group in several Latin American countries.


Miguel A. Montoya

Miguel A. MONTOYA is a Full Professor of International Business and Economics at Tecnologico de Monterrey (México). He is an expert on global Mexican firms. He has published some articles in different academic jour- nals and participated in various academic conferences. He has written different books and chapters in Spain, UK, Mexico and Switzerland. He is member of the Academy of International Business, the National Council for Technology and Science (CONACYT-Mexico), and the editorial board of Competition and Regulation in Network Industries. He was awarded a Ph.D. from Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona.


Moacir de Miranda Oliveira Júnior

Full Professor of the Administration Department of the FEAUSP. (2009), Doctorate (2000) and Master (1994) in Administration from the University of São Paulo. He completed a doctorate with the University of Cambridge - Judge Business School (1997-1998). An extension course was held together with the Harvard Business School (2009 and 2010). He graduated in Administration from the University of Pernambuco (1989). He is currently Chief (2017 - current) of the Administration Department of the FEA-USP, where he also acted as the Deputy Head of the Administration Department (2013).


Andres Velez Calle

Andres Velez-Calle, Fulbright scholar. PhD in Management with concentration in International Business from Rutgers University. MBA from the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Assistant Professor of International Business at Universidad EAFIT, Colombia. Prior to his academic career, Andres had extensive managerial experience as an entrepreneur and business owner. His research interests include emerging market multinationals, alliances and culture. His publications appearing in journals such as International Journal of Cross Cultural Management and Thunderbird International Business Review.


Diego Finchelstein

Diego Finchelstein is an Assistant Professor at Univer- sidad de San Andrés (Argentina) and a researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas of Argentina (CONICET). He holds a PhD from Northwestern University. His main areas of expertise are related to the relation between institutions, state actions and internationalization as well as the evolution of business groups in Latin America. He has also done research and published in other areas such as public utility regulations and the institutional foundations of national systems of quality. His research has been published in the Journal of World Business, Apuntes, Desarrollo Económico and Multinational Business Review, among others. He has received research funding from NSF-CTIM Kellogg School of Management, CONICET, UNSAM and the Roberta Buffett Center for Comparative and International Studies (Northwestern University).


Cyntia Calixto

Assistant Professor at Fundaçao Getulio Vargas – FGV (Brazil). PhD in Business Strategy from FGV, including an exchange program at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Research Partner at Center for Emerging Market Studies (CEIBS in China) and at the Center for International Business Studies in Brazil. Research interests are related to International Business, Business Models, Multinational Enterprises’ Political Connections – all focused on Emerging Market Multinationals (EMNEs). At FGV, she teaches business strategy, international business and internationalizing of emerging market firms.


Keith J. Kelley

Dr. Kelley received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Florida International University in Miami, FL, along with a Master’s Degree in International Business. He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and International Affairs from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, and has more than 5 years of teaching experience in topics such as: international business, strategic management, global strategy and entrepreneurship.


Marcus Ballenger

Marcus Ballenger joined Palgrave in 2015 and commissions scholarly business content from authors based in the Ameri- cas. He welcomes proposals from all areas of business, including HR, entrepreneurship, innovation, international business, marketing, big data, sport management, and more. He earned his Bachelor’s from Emory University, USA and his Master’s from the University of Westminster, UK.

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Dr. Piotr Chelminski

Dr. Piotr Chelminski (Ph.D., University of Connecticut) is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Providence College School of Business. His research on a variety of international marketing topics has been published in Journal of International Marketing, Journal of Services Marketing, Psychology and Marketing, Journal of East-West Business, and other publications. His current research interests include cross-cultural consumer behavior, brand heritage, country-of-origin effects and consumer ethnocentrism, and consumer adoption of new payment technologies in international markets.

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Anoop Madhok

Anoop Madhok is a Professor of Strategy and the Distinguished Scotiabank Professor in International Business & Entrepreneurship at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada. Earlier he was a Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Utah and has held Visiting Professorships in numerous universities worldwide, such as Erasmus University and Vrije University (Netherlands), University of Melbourne (Australia), University Carlos III (Spain), among others. His work spans strategy, international business and entrepreneurship and his research interests include multinational firm strategy, interfirm collaboration and strategic alliances, economic organization and firm boundaries and, more recently, platforms and ecosystems. His work has been published regularly in the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, among many others. He currently serves on the editorial review board of Strategic Management Journal and Global Strategy Journal.


Tomislav Kuljis

President of Hipermaxi sa. Is Bolivia s largest retailer and supermarket. Over 20 years experience in Retail Former President of ALAS Latin Americas supermarket Asociation. with membership in over 18 countries. Member of Retail organizations such as The Consumer Goods Forum, FIRAE and others. Diverse enterprenurial experience, executive and board membersip in sectors such as It, Consumer Goods . Leather,Beef and cattle raising ,Insurance, Banking, Logistics, Energy. Construccion. Also Investor in some of these industries.


Jorge Kuljis

Entrepreneur, innovator, technology lover and investor withextensive experience in financial services industry. Influential leader in the Bolivian business ecosystem. Founder and Chairman of Sintesis a Financial Business Process Outsourcing companythat provides electronic transaction processing services, focus on multi-channel business models of mass collection, online sales and paymentsystems, biometrics transactions, payment methods for electronic commerceand mass transit ticketing platforms. Developed of integral e-commerce andsupported ventures for projects based on the use of Blockchain.


Sasha Ivanova

Blockchain Business Developer in Latin America, NEM Foundation Ambassador in Argentina, ws Head of Latin America at, Editor-in-Chief Spanish Edition, Business Developer Graduated as an Information Systems Engineer, and then took a postgrade as Digital Media Editor. With a big previous experience as a writer & columnist in technology, started a new career as Blockchain writer. Also, being a passionate for Distributed Ledger Technologies, in a short time she passed from being Blockchain media editor to public speaker in Cryptoconferences, Blockchain event organization and then Business Developer.


Dr. Larita Killian

Dr. Larita Killian is a professor of business at Indiana University-Columbus, visiting professor at Universidad Privada Boliviana, and a Fulbright Specialist in accounting. Her research includes special district governments, ethics, and accounting pedagogy. She has published in Government Budgeting and Finance; Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management; Accounting and the Public Interest; Issues in Accounting Education; International Journal of Critical Accounting; and other venues. She earned a doctorate from Stanford University and received national education awards form the Association of Government Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Previously, she served as a financial specialist for the U.S. Department of Defense.


Alena Kratochvilova

Alena Kratochvilova works as an Account Manager at the International Study Programs’ Sales team based in Prague, Czech Republic, combining the company’s know-how and clients’ requests into successful and impactful international experiences. Having studied Sustainable Tourism Management in Peniche, Portugal and later on working in the field of tourism, Alena has a lot of experience with different cultures. She spent 5 years living in the Azores islands and returned to Czech Republic to pursue her career. Along with her native language, Czech, she also speaks English and Portuguese.


Dante Antonioli

Dante Antonioli is the Learning Services Manager for Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Paraguay of Pearson Education. Economist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, he has postgraduate courses on editing (UNESCO), project evaluation and strategic planning (IDB). He has been an academic editor for more than 25 years and is currently a professor of Copyright and Editorial Management courses at the Escuela de Edición de Lima.


Mauricio Dulon
MBA Baylor University. MS Management Information Systemas. University of Alabama.
Serial entrepreneur. Co-founded 6 technology companies in Bolivia, Chile and the U.S.
Initiated e-commerce in Bolivia by bringing the the Khipu platform from Chile
Consultant, speaker and columnist in topics such as e-commerce, digital transformation, and entrepreneurship.