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Dean's Chair in Strategy at Massey University, New Zealand. Previously, Director & Professor of the Global Entrepreneurship Development Centre (GEDC) at Kingston University London and visiting professor at ESSEC Business School in Paris. He was for eight years Professor, doctoral (PhD) director and founding director of the Research Center for International Competitiveness at the top-ranked Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (UAI) Chile. Before UAI he was director of the Graduate School of Business and head of international relations at Universidad Austral, researcher at Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow, Scotland UK and founder director of two consultancy firms in industry clusters and small firms development in Latin America.
His research has been multi-disciplinary in collaboration with international scholars from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, UK and Latin America. He has done expert work on SMEs internationalization and strategy for the European Parliament in Brussels, The Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services in London and has advised small firms organisations, universities and governments in Latin America and Europe. He collaborates with small firms, Innovate New Zealand, regional agency for development, the agribusiness sector and Education New Zealand for new strategic partnerships in Latin America.
His work on entrepreneurship, SMEs development and strategy has been published in leading A & A* journals like Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Long Range Planning, Small Business Economics, Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management and Journal of Small Business Management, among others. He was the Chair of the 2014 McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference; founder Chair for the Global Entrepreneurship Conference at Kingston University London and Associate Editor of Industrial Marketing Management. He is a well-known keynote speaker in industry conferences.
Dean´s Chair in Strategy at Massey University, New Zealand. My work deals with small firm's internationalization, entrepreneurship and business strategy/industry clusters.
His research, PhD supervision and consultancy work includes the study of agribusiness clusters, entrepreneurship and the international strategy of small firms. New area of research interest includes indigenous entrepreneurship.
His work has been published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Long Range Planning, Journal of Business Research, Small Business Economics, Industrial Marketing Management and Journal of Small Business Management, among others. Apart from 50+ publications, his work has been presented in 60+ leading international conferences, including Academy of International Business (AIB), BABSON Entrepreneurship Research Conference, IMP and Strategic Management Society (SMS).
Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Entrepreneurship (150304): International Business (150308): Small Business Management (150314)
SMEs International Strategy; Small Firms; Industry Clusters; Agribusiness and Food industries; Entrepreneurship development; Sustainability; Latin America and emerging economies
Strategy / International Strategy for MBA and Masters
PhD supervision on topics related to my research interest/areas of expertise.