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Strategic movements of companies in Latin the world.


Focus on strategy, Latin America, multinationals from emerging countries, strategy and international business. Expertise in strategic planning, risk assessment and management.

Evodio Kaltenecker is responsible for research and executive education in several international programs in management. International Faculty at the Instituto Tecnológico de Ensino Superior de Monterrey (Mexico), Faculty-in-Residence at the Austral Educational Group, Guest Lecturer at the Management Center Innsbruck (Austria), Guest Lecturer at the EGADE Business School (Mexico), Research Fellow at the Emerging Markets Institute at the Cornell University (USA), and Faculty at the BBS Business School (Angola).

He is frequently interviewed by specialized media on business and economic issues in general: The Financial Times, The View (ING), Providence News, Valor Econômico, O Globo, IstoÉDinheiro, The State of São Paulo.

Member of the advisory board of Corr Analytics, an institution focused on the study and management of political risks. Author of the book “Quality According to Garvin”, listed among the ten most important books on quality management in Brazil.

He holds a degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Military Engineering Institute (IME), M.Sc. in Production Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School and a Ph.D. in strategy and internationalization of multinational companies from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (POLI / USP).


Development and presentation of exclusive content in the form of business lectures and executive education courses for senior management.


“North Americanism” and the World Cup 2026

“North Americanism” and the World Cup 2026


The G-Zero World, a concept developed by the geopolitical consultancy Eurasia, presents the idea that, in the current world, no single nation nor institutions

Global Cities and Emerging Market Multinationals

Global Cities and Emerging Market Multinationals


Profs Evodio Kaltenecker and Miguel Montoya investigated the internationalization choices of Emerging Market Multinationals (EMNE) into Global Cities (GC). We concluded that EMNEs from

The Complex Trade Relations between China, Mexico, and the United States: A Geopolitical Approach

The Complex Trade Relations between China, Mexico, and the United States: A Geopolitical Approach


The Complex Trade Relations between China, Mexico, and the United States: A Geopolitical Approach Note: this post is based on Montoya, M.A., Lemus, D.,


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Latin America is a commodity-exporting region which countries have different levels of complexity, both economic and political. It has a total population of more than 600 million people and a gross domestic product of more than US $ 5.6 trillion. More favorable external conditions will raise the region’s 2018 GDP by 1.8%.


Mexico’s economy is based on exports of industrialized products and oil. It is the second largest economy in Latin America in the Caribbean (approximately US$ 1 T) and has an investment grade in accordance with Moody’s and Fitch IBCA criteria. Due to recent trade tensions with its largest trading partner, the United States, Mexico seeks to diversify its exports, as well as a greater integration with other economic blocs. The Mexican economy is expected to grow GDP by 2% in 2018.


The country is Latin America´s fourth-largest economy and has experienced an economic boom over the last years. While 90´s the country had a GDP per capita of below the US$ 2,000 mark and a GDP (PPP) of US$ 120 billion, by 2015the country´s GDP per capita reached over US$ 14,000 and GDP (PPP) to US$ 700 billion. Additionally, poverty levels were reduced from 65% in 90´s to below 24% by 2015. Economic growth is expected to rebound strongly in 2018 and further over the medium-term, led by strengthening investment and exports.


According to the World Bank, the Peruvian economy has experienced two distinct phases of economic development since the turn of the century. Between 2002 and 2013, Peru was one of the fastest-growing countries in Latin America, with an average GDP growth rate of 6.1 percent annually. A favorable external environment, prudent macroeconomic policies and structural reforms in different areas created a scenario of high growth and low inflation.


The agricultural sector is vital for the Argentine economy: 39% of the total exported and 9% of the Gross Domestic Product, but political instability was the single most important factor for the country’s economic decline in the 20th century. Inflation currently stands at around 40% per year. Mauricio Macri’s liberal government still needs to deliver on the promises made during his presidential campaign.


The most liberal economy in Latin America and the Caribbean and the most innovative market in the region, according to the Global Innovation Index (GRI). However, the country is highly dependent on only one commodity, Copper, which accounts for 20% of exports and the main source of revenue of the Federal Government. Efforts to increase it tourism, wine, and service industries.


8th largest world economy (the US $ 1.8 T in current dollars). The size of its international Reserves of US $ 360 B provides a cushion of its current account deficit, which is around 8% of Brazil´s GDP. Inflation is expected to be around 4% in 2018. A rough presidential campaign in October 2018 raises expectation for 2019.


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