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About José De la Torre

José de la Torre is the Chair and Co-Founder of the EMBA Consortium for Global Business Innovation and a professor at the Bologna Business School, Italy.  Until 2010 he was the J.K. Batten Professor in Strategy (now Emeritus) and served as the Founding Dean of the Chapman Graduate School of Business at Florida International University. Previously he served on the faculty at UCLA’s Anderson School, INSEAD (France), and Georgia State University, and held visiting appointments at INCAE (Central America), U. del Valle (Colombia), U. Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile), Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden), Theseus (France), and Georgetown University.

José is the author of 70 books and articles and more than 30 case studies in the fields of international business and strategy.  He has written on the management of multinational firms, the relationship between corporate strategy and government policy and on foreign investment in developing countries.  Recent articles deal with the structure and efficiency of multi-country operations, the management of corporate alliances, the determinants of trust in inter-corporate collaborations, the operations of multinational and local companies in Latin America, the international expansion of family-owned firms, and the importance of Global Citizenship.  His publications have appeared in the J. of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Review, Management Science, Organization Science, California Management Review, Management Research, European Management Review, Management International Review, Global Strategy Journal, J. of World Business, Strategic Management Review and other leading professional journals.

De la Torre earned a doctorate from the Harvard Business School and degrees in engineering and business from the Pennsylvania State University.  He has been a director of international companies based in Mexico, India and Florida and served on the International Advisory Boards of business schools in France, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, Uruguay, and Cyprus.  He is a Fellow of the AIB, the International Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society and the Business Association for Latin American Studies and was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Academy of Management in 2013.  He served as President of EIBA (1981-82) and AIB (1998-2000) and is a member of the Global Support Network for Ashoka.