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Are innovation and internationalization intertwined? The impact of country of origin and the types of programs in elite business schools

Are innovation and internationalization intertwined? The impact of country of origin and the types of programs in elite business schools

Introduction Innovation and internationalization are relevant themes that must purportedly be considered by the business schools and the underlying programs when training global managers. However, there is a lack of scholarly articles that analyze the mutual influence of the varying levels of internationalization and the innovation status of business schools. Henceforth, to fill the identified […]

The evolution and internationalization of business schools

The evolution and internationalization of business schools

The evolution of business schools Business schools, the ubiquitous institutions that deliver several types of programs in management, such as the MBA, the Executive MBA, the Executive Education, and the Executive Education Open enrollments, present an interesting evolutionary path. Three distinct periods in the evolution of programs of management education. The first phase occurred before […]

An assessment of global affairs: USA, China, Brazil and Mexico

An assessment of global affairs: USA, China, Brazil and Mexico

Information is the lifeblood of the 21st-century economy. The increasing generation, processing, and exchange of data on a global scale constitute one of the characteristic features of what I call Globalization 2.0, which is a different version of the previous phase of globalization, based on the flux of people and goods. Another key difference is […]

How should companies emerge in a post-COVID World?

How should companies emerge in a post-COVID World?

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic in enterprises is a current topic in the business world. The extension of the changes will depend on how fast scientists develop a new vaccine or a new drug. However, to understand the influence of the pandemic in companies, specialists in management usually use the experiences from the 1918-1920 influenza. […]

Digital Platforms – The Evolution of the Retail Segment

Digital Platforms – The Evolution of the Retail Segment

Now and then we come across discussions about new business models that emerge as a result of the digital transformation (or revolution), supported by the use of technologies that deal with massive amounts of data (artificial intelligence and machine learning), communications (5G), cryptography (blockchain), and the Internet of Things (IoT), which open up possibilities for […]

The Geopolitical Factors of the Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America: The cases of Brazil and Mexico

The Geopolitical Factors of the Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America: The cases of Brazil and Mexico

Professors Miguel Montoya, Daniel Lemus, and Evodio Kaltenecker, all from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, wrote an article (link here) which analyzes how geopolitical factors impact the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Latin America, in the context of the growing influence of China in the region. Specifically, these authors explain how Brazil and Mexico, […]

When supply chain meets Global Marketing: Will Corona lose its Mexican identity?

When supply chain meets Global Marketing: Will Corona lose its Mexican identity?

In the fourth quarter of 2019, the multinational brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) announced the beginning of the production of Corona outside of Mexico. No big deal, actually, because many multinationals spread geographically their supply chains to meet the global demand of their products. Such decisions make sense from a business perspective, because they […]

Innovation and Globalization of Executive Education Programs

Innovation and Globalization of Executive Education Programs

Evodio Kaltenecker, Ph.D., Bárbara Mojarro, Ph.D Introduction Executive education is undergoing a gradual but radical transformation after two waves of transformation. In the first wave, which happened during the 1960s, the professionalism of faculty and the quality of the courses increased while in the second wave, during the 1990s, the global competition started and featured […]

Banking across borders: Cases of internationalization of retail banks

Banking across borders: Cases of internationalization of retail banks

Introduction This article explores the international expansion of banks. Although there are large institutions with banking operations in many countries, a specific segment in banking – the retail business – evidences the difficulties of internationalization of financial services. For example, until the 1990s, international expansion was not common in retail. Except when serving ethnic communities, […]

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