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Time: 19:00-20:00 UTC (View Local Time)


How to Attend: This free online session will be broadcast by the AIB Latin America & the Caribbean Chapter on Facebook Live. No advance registration is required. Simply navigate to the chapter’s Facebook page or use this access link at the appointed time.


Overview: In this Outstanding Talk, Dr. Juan Velez-Ocampo will discuss the characteristics observed in a set of Latin American firms in pre-FDI stages regarding their international expansion and reputation-building mechanisms. These firms resemble the behavior of Jaguars, the Latin American wild cats.

This session will draw on Dr. Velez-Ocampo’s article “Jaguar Firms: Tropic Dwellers, Camouflage Masters, and Solitary Predators“, which is available to read for free online until September 30, 2021.


About the Speaker: Juan Velez-Ocampo is Assistant Professor of Management and Academic Coordinator for the MBA program at Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia. He also serves as Colombia’s Country Director at the Academy of International Business Latin America and the Caribbean (AIB-LAC) and Vice-President of Promotion of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management. His research and teaching interests include the impact of globalization in emerging economies, the international expansion and performance of multinational enterprises from emerging economies, and the interlinks between internationalization and corporate reputation. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Knowledge Management, European Business Review, European Management Review, Cross Cultural and Strategic Management, and Management and Organization Review.

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