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Prof Christian Felzensztein

Dean's Chair in Strategy

School of Management

He has more than 18 years of business, teaching, research and consultancy experience garnered in living and working in four continents. His experience include Dean's Chair in Strategy, New Zealand; Director & Professor of the Global Entrepreneurship Development Centre at Kingston University in London and visiting professor at ESSEC in Paris, among others. He was director of the Research Center for International Competitiveness at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (UAI) in Latin America, 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 firm's development in Latin America. 

His research has been multi-disciplinary in collaboration with international scholars. He has done expert work on SMEs internationalisation for the European Parliament in Brussels, The Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services in London and has advised small firm's organisations, universities and governments. He collaborates with the small firm's sector, Innovate New Zealand, Regional Agency of Development and Education New Zealand for new strategic partnerships in Latin America.

His work on entrepreneurship, SMEs, clusters and strategy has been classified as World-Class by the Education Commission in New Zealand. His 50+ publications include Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Long Range Planning, International Business Review, Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management, among others. He was the Chair of the 2014 McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference; founder Chair for the Global Entrepreneurship Conference at Kingston University in London and Associate Editor of Industrial Marketing Management.

Accomplished international scholar who is committed to helping improve internationalisation of start-up firms with limited resources and entrepreneurs from minority ethnic, regional & indigenous communities. His brings his international experience to Massey University.

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Research Expertise

Research Interests

His research, PhD supervision and consultancy work includes the study of regional clusters, entrepreneurship  and the international strategy of small firms. New area of research interest includes indigenous entrepreneurship in Latin America.

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+ A & A* publications, his work has been presented in 60+ leading international conferences, including Academy of International Business (AIB), BABSON Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Strategic Management Society (SMS) and Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS).

 

 

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Entrepreneurship (150304): International Business (150308): Small Business Management (150314)

Keywords

SMEs International Strategy; Small Firms; Industry Clusters; Entrepreneurship and Sustainability; Latin America and emerging economies 

 

Research Outputs

Journal

Pino, C., Felzensztein, C., & Chetty, S. (2019). Institutional Knowledge in Latin American SMEs. Journal of Small Business Management.
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Brache, J., & Felzensztein, C. (2019). Exporting firm's engagement with trade associations: Insights from Chile. International Business Review. 28(1), 25-35
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C., Deans, KR., & Dana, LP. (2019). Small Firms in Regional Clusters: Local Networks and Internationalization in the Southern Hemisphere. Journal of Small Business Management. 57(2), 496-516
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C., & Fuerst, S. (2018). Guest editorial. Academia Revista Latinoamericana de Administracion. 31(4), 626-632
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C., Gimmon, E., & Deans, KR. (2018). Coopetition in regional clusters: Keep calm and expect unexpected changes. Industrial Marketing Management. 69, 116-124
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Brache, J., & Felzensztein, C. (2018). Geographical co-location on Chilean SME's export performance. Journal of Business Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Geldes, C., Felzensztein, C., & Palacios-Fenech, J. (2017). Technological and non-technological innovations, performance and propensity to innovate across industriesThe case of an emerging economy. Industrial Marketing Management. 61, 55-66
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Geldes, C., Heredia, J., Felzensztein, C., & Mora, M. (2017). Proximity as determinant of business cooperation for technological and non-technological innovations: a study of an agribusiness cluster. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing. 32(1), 167-178
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Nicholson, J., Gimmon, E., & Felzensztein, C. (2017). Economic Geography and Business NetworksCreating a Dialogue between DisciplinesAn Introduction to the Special Issue. Industrial Marketing Management. 61, 4-9
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Amorós, JE., Etchebarne, MS., Zapata, IT., & Felzensztein, C. (2016). International entrepreneurial firms in Chile: An exploratory profile. Journal of Business Research. 69(6), 2052-2060
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C. (2016). International entrepreneurship in and from emerging economies. Journal of International Entrepreneurship. 14(1), 5-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Pino, C., Felzensztein, C., Zwerg-Villegas, AM., & Arias-Bolzmann, L. (2016). Non-technological innovations: Market performance of exporting firms in South America. Journal of Business Research. 69(10), 4385-4393
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Geldes, C., Felzensztein, C., Turkina, E., & Durand, A. (2015). How does proximity affect interfirm marketing cooperation? A study of an agribusiness cluster. Journal of Business Research. 68(2), 263-272
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Little, C., Felzensztein, C., Gimmon, E., & Muñoz, P. (2015). The business management of the Chilean salmon farming industry. Marine Policy. 54, 108-117
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C., Ciravegna, L., Robson, P., & Amorós, JE. (2015). Networks, Entrepreneurial Orientation, and Internationalization Scope: Evidence from Chilean Small and Medium Enterprises. Journal of Small Business Management. 53, 145-160
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C., Brodt, SE., & Gimmon, E. (2014). Do strategic marketing and social capital really matter in regional clustersα Lessons from an emerging economy of Latin America. Journal of Business Research. 67(4), 498-507
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C., Stringer, C., Benson-Rea, M., & Freeman, S. (2014). International marketing strategies in industrial clusters: Insights from the Southern Hemisphere. Journal of Business Research. 67(5), 837-846
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Dimitratos, P., Amorós, JE., Etchebarne, MS., & Felzensztein, C. (2014). Micro-multinational or not? International entrepreneurship, networking and learning effects. Journal of Business Research. 67(5), 908-915
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C., & Gimmon, E. (2014). Competitive advantage in global markets: The case of the salmon industry in Chile. European Business Review. 26(6), 568-587
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Amorós, JE., Felzensztein, C., & Gimmon, E. (2013). Entrepreneurial opportunities in peripheral versus core regions in Chile. Small Business Economics. 40(1), 119-139
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C., & Deans, KR. (2013). Marketing practices in wine clusters: Insights from Chile. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing. 28(4), 357-367
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C., Gimmon, E., & Aqueveque, C. (2013). Entrepreneurship at the Periphery: Exploring Framework Conditions in Core and Peripheral Locations. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice. 37(4), 815-835
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C., & Gimmon, E. (2012). Regional entrepreneurship: What can we learn from the periphery?. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. 15(3), 362-375
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C., Gimmon, E., & Aqueveque, C. (2012). Clusters or un-clustered industries? Where inter-firm marketing cooperation matters. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing. 27(5), 392-402
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Engelseth, P., & Felzensztein, C. (2012). Intertwining relationship marketing with supply chain management through Alderson's transvection. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing. 27(8), 673-685
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C., Gimmon, E., & Carter, S. (2010). Geographical co-location, social networks and inter-firm marketing co-operation: The case of the salmon industry. Long Range Planning. 43(5-6), 675-690
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C., Huemer, L., & Gimmon, E. (2010). The effects of co-location on marketing externalities in the salmon-farming industry. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing. 25(1), 73-82
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Huemer, L., Boström, GO., & Felzensztein, C. (2009). Control-trust interplays and the influence paradox: A comparative study of MNC-subsidiary relationships. Industrial Marketing Management. 38(5), 520-528
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C., & Gimmon, E. (2009). Managing marketing externalities in innovative natural resources-based clusters. Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice. 11(1), 74
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C., & Gimmon, E. (2009). Social networks and marketing cooperation in entrepreneurial clusters: An international comparative study. Journal of International Entrepreneurship. 7(4), 281-291
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C. (2008). Clusters, social networks and marketing collaboration in small firms: Exploratory evidence from Chile and Scotland. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. 6(2), 230-244
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C. (2008). Innovation and marketing externalities in natural resources clusters: The importance of collaborative networks in Chile and Scotland. Academia Revista Latinoamericana de Administracion. (40), 1-12
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C., & Gimmon, E. (2007). The influence of culture and size upon inter-firm marketing cooperation: A case study of the salmon farming industry. Marketing Intelligence and Planning. 25(4), 377-393
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C., & Dinnie, K. (2005). The effects of country of origin on UK consumers' perceptions of imported wines. Journal of Food Products Marketing. 11(4), 109-117
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C., Hibbert, S., & Vong, G. (2004). Is the country of origin the fifth element in the marketing mix of imported wine? a critical review of the literature. Journal of Food Products Marketing. 10(4), 73-84
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C. (2004). The Geography of Small Firm Innovation. International Small Business Journal. 22(6), 624-626
[Journal article]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.

Book

Felzensztein, C., & Olavarrí, J. (2013). Regional systems of innovation and knowledge entrepreneurship in natural resource-based clusters. In The Process Of Internationalization In Emerging Smes And Emerging Economies. (pp. 373 - 389).
[Chapter]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C. (2013). Understanding competitiveness: The chilean wine cluster. In What Makes Clusters Competitive?: Cases from the Global Wine Industry. (pp. 165 - 186).
[Chapter]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.
Felzensztein, C. (2010). The importance of natural resources-based industry clusters in Latin America: The case of Chile. In Handbook of Business Practices and Growth in Emerging Markets. (pp. 221 - 234).
[Chapter]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C.

Conference

Felzensztein, C., Gonzalez-Perez, MA., Etchebarne, S., & Jurado, T. (2019). The internationalization of young and small service firms: Views from the southern hemisphere. BUSINESS ASSOCIATION FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES. : BUSINESS ASSOCIATION FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Felzensztein Jimenez, C., Jurado, T.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • Spanish
    Last used: everyday
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • English
    Last used: everyday
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0

Teaching

Strategy / International Strategy for Masters in Management.

PhD supervision on topics related to my expertise.

Courses Coordinated

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Admiral Manganda - Doctor of Philosophy
    The 21st century indigenous entrepreneur dilemma : To preserve cultural identity and practices or to innovate and adapt to modernism?

Media and Links

Media

  • 19 Mar 2018 - Online
    Latin America International strategy
    Latin American strategy and connections for Massey University

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