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Joseph  Ganitsky

Joseph Ganitsky

Director, UM Center for International Business Education and Research (UM CIBER); Senior Lecturer, Management

(305) 284-2629
Jenkins 417R

Research Interests

  • Competitive strategies of multinational and local firms in Latin America
  • Global startups and entrepreneurship
  • Strategies for the bottom of the pyramid
  • Corporate response to terrorism

Selected Publications

“Negotiate with ALBA Countries: Colombia’s Case,” Chapter in the Economic, Political And Foregin Policy Implications Of Alba: An Interdisciplinary Study Of Alba (Bolivarian Alternative For The People Of Our America) Initiative, Book edited by Bruce Bagley and Magdalena Defort, 2011*

“Strategic Alliances In Business-To-Business Export Marketing Channels: Impact Of Cultural Difference,” Industrial Marketing Management, 2005* (Coauthored)

“Lecciones Colombianas Para Enfrentar Con Éxito Los Desafíos Empresariales: Indupalma y Las Cooperativas De Trabajo Asociado,”  Revista de Empresa, 2005, # 11

“Martin Varsavsky” (A) (case in Spanish), Revista de Empresa, 2002, 1, and Academia, 2001, 27 (winner of the Best Entrepreneurship Case, EFMD, 2000)* (Coauthored)

"Successful Succession in Family Business," Family Business Review, Summer, 1995* (Coauthored)

"Don't Forget Latin America," Sloan Management Review, Winter, 1992* (Coauthored)

"Foreign Investment Through Debt Equity Swaps," Sloan Management Review, Winter, 1988* (Coauthored)

"Entry of the Next Generation: Strategic Challenge for Family Business," Journal of Small Business Management, 26 (2), 1988* (Coauthored)

"The Debt Crisis: The Departure Point for a New Era for Decision Makers," The Columbia Journal of World Business, 21(3), 1986* (Coauthored)

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Research Professor, University of Miami, Miami, 2006 - Current
  • Professor of International Business, Loyola University, New Orleans, 1991-2006
  • Chair, International Business Area, Loyola University, New Orleans, 1991-2006
  • Chase Distinguished Professor of Minority Entrepreneurship, Loyola University, New Orleans, 2005-2006
  • Bank One Professor of International Business, Loyola University, New Orleans, 2000-2003
  • Associate Professor of Int’l Business, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1984-1991
  • Professor and Researcher, Jerusalem Institute of Management, Tel Aviv, , 1983-1984
  • (Founding) Dean, School of Business, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá , 1973-1975
  • Associate Professor of Marketing, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá , 1972-1973
  • Academic (Select, Visiting), MSPM Program, Business Strategy, University of Miami, Miami, 1999-2005
  • Academic (Select, Visiting), Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, International Business and Entrepreneurship, 1991-2004
  • Academic (Select, Visiting), Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración, Caracas, Int’l Marketing and Strategy, 1991-1999
  • Academic (Select, Visiting), China-Europe International Business School, Shanghai, Strategy, 1999
  • Academic (Select, Visiting), Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, International Business and Strategy, 1987-1990
  • Academic (Select, Visiting), Central American Institute of Management (INCAE), Managua, Agribusiness, 1971
  • President, Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS), 1999-2000
  • Boards of Directors in Colombia’s Agricultural Bank, 1974-1975; and Agricultural Marketing Institute, 1975-1976
  • Consultant to Businesses worldwide (e.g., PVDSA, Shell Deepwater, Siemens, Dan Per), 1990-Current
  • General Management, CEO of Family-owned Business Group with 18 Divisions, 1978-82; Manager of Textile and Garment Divisions, 1975-1978


  • D.B.A., Doctor of Business Administration, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1974
  • M.S., Industrial Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1970
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering (Ingeniero Industrial), Ingeniero Industrial (B. S. Industrial Engineering), Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, 1968


  • Strategic Planning
  • International Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Latin American Business

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