Escuela Internacional de Verano

COURSES 2020

COURSES 2020

The International Summer School is a two-month program that offers students and participants the opportunity to attend innovative Management courses delivered at the Universidad de los Andes School of Management. It is a great scenario to learn from professors that work in top level universities from around the world and who bring with them a vast experience and knowledge in their fields of expertise. The program offers a wide variety of two-week courses, taught during June and July, and opened to undergraduate and graduate students. With over 12 courses in different areas, this program offers students the opportunity to interact with world-class faculty, advance their academic learning and broaden their international perspective.
* All courses in the International Summer School are delivered in English.

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Fundamentals of Sustainable Finance and Investmentsarrow

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Professor
Carlos
Vargas

University:
EGADE Business
School
(Mexico)

Schedule:
June 8 - June 19 (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday June 13 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.)

Course Information:

The new normal in the financial world is Sustainability. Increased awareness on international markets led among other reasons by scarcity of resources, the search of profits through efficiency and climate change influence financial decisions worldwide. Investors react to and value ancillary factors in their financial decisions and sustainability continues to gain recognition. This course is the study of finance and sustainability as an integrated subject beginning with an introduction of financial and investment principles and moving towards financial analysis, financing and valuation. The course covers diverse aspects of sustainable investments and offers tools for effective financial valuation and effective risk assessment. The perspective proposed by this course is motivated by the desire of corporations for continued prosperity, expansion and in some cases even to promote their own survival.

Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of Finance.

About Professor Carlos Vargas

Carlos Vargas is a professor of finance at EGADE Business School. He has experience in sustainable finance, renewable energy, development economics and real estate finance. He holds a PhD in Finance by the University of Zurich (2019). He has taught at Harvard Business School since 2013. He has been actively involved in several companies such as New Evolution Ventures Mexico (an investment fund subsidiary), the Vertex Companies and BBVA Asset Management Mexico. He has been invited to conferences at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Babson College, and various universities in Europe and Latin America.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industriesarrow

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Professor
Joeri
Mol

University:
University
of Melbourne
(Australia)

Schedule:
June 8 -June 19 (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday June 13(9:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.)

Course Information:

This course will study the processes of innovation and entrepreneurship closely by examining pioneering case studies from the creative industries. Whilst innovation and entrepreneurship take centre stage in the management discipline, the creative industries have traditionally been overlooked. It is only recently that the creative industries are being given due consideration in the study of innovation and entrepreneurship. Did you ever wonder: How does a luxury brand like Dior keep innovating in the face of so many copycat fashion houses? What is the importance of Michelin ratings for restaurants? What does the classification of a bottle of wine say about its quality? These are some of the questions participants will delve into in this course.

Pre-requisites: Students should have an understanding of organizational behaviour and organizational theory in general.

About Professor Joeri Mol

Joeri Mol is Senior Lecturer in Organization Studies and Co-Director of the Cluster for the study of Organization Society and Markets (COSM) at the University of Melbourne. He holds a PhD in Management Science from Gröningen University (2006). His research focuses mainly in markets, inside and outside organizations, and is particularly interested in processes of financialization and evaluation and how price and value are brought into an (often) uneasy relationship. His research has been published in the Journal of Management Studies, Sociological Methodology, British Journal of Management and Social Networks, among others. 

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Marketing and Management in the Food Industryarrow

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Professor
Miguel
Gómez

University:
Cornell
University
(USA)

Schedule:
June 8 - June 19 (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday June 13 (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Course Information:

The Food Industry has undergone dramatic changes in recent years worldwide. The course addresses such changes and considers the fundamental principles of marketing and their application to private and public problems typical of the food supply chain, and to train students in the identification of successful marketing strategies in the food industry. The course addresses a variety of topics, including recent food industry trends in Colombia, Latin America and globally, internationalization of food supply chains; omni-channel retail strategies; impact of private labels in the food industry; coordination in food supply chains, corporate social responsibility; and policies affecting the food industry, among others. The course combines lectures, discussion of case studies, and guest speakers.

Pre-requisites: Principles of Marketing and Microeconomics.

About Professor Miguel Gómez

Miguel Gómez is an Associate Professor in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Consumer Economics from the University of Illinois (1999). His areas of expertise include food distribution and marketing, food value chains, pricing and price analysis, and quantitative methods. He is currently director of the Food Industry Management Program, widely recognized as the premier food industry education and research program in the United States.. He has obtained several awards, including the Ruth and William Morgan Assistant Professor in Applied Economics and Management.

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Digital Technology and Business Strategy (COURSE DELIVERED IN THE MORNING)arrow

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Professor
Ramiro
Montealegre

University:
University of
Colorado-Boulder
(USA)

Schedule:
June 8 - June 19 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.)
Saturday June 13 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.)

Course Information:

The use and proliferation of digital technologies have created drastic shifts in the way in which organizations buy and sell goods and services, and integrate their supply chain and delivery systems. Digital technologies have also resulted in the fundamental transformations in the structure form, and governance of organizations. This course combines theories and frameworks with practical approaches to provide students with the skills required to help companies identify business opportunities, find appropriate information related technologies, and lead adoption efforts to success. Thus, it is not a technical course; rather, it addresses the question: why and how should these new digital technologies be leveraged to shape and support strategic and entrepreneurial initiatives in the global competitive landscape.

About Professor Ramiro Montealegre

Ramiro Montealegre is Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (management information systems) from Harvard Business School and a master’s degree in computer science from Carleton University in Canada. Professor Montealegre’s research focuses on the interplay between new digital technologies and organization transformation in highly uncertain environments. He has been involved in studying projects of organizational change in the United States, China, India, Canada, Spain, Mexico, and the Central and South American regions. He has received the MCB University Press' Award for the "Most Outstanding" paper published in the Journal of Information Technology & People; and the "Best Paper" Award of the Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division of the Academy of Management.

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Responsible leadership and sustainable business practicesarrow

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Professor
Stefan
Gröschl

University:
ESSEC
(France)

Schedule:
June 8 - June 19 (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday June 13 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.)

Course Information:

In this course students explore individual and organizational responsibilities, and the changes needed toward greater responsible and sustainable actions that address today’s complex and pressing socio-economic and environmental challenges. As the title suggests, the course is separated into interrelated parts at an individual and organizational level. Students will be provided with a framework for greater self-reflection and self-awareness as a starting point for becoming responsible leaders. Students explore theoretical and practical aspects related to the organizational changes required to move from business as usual thinking to a business as unusual paradigm that fosters sustainable business practices and processes.

About Professor Stefan Gröschl

Stefan Gröschl is Professor in the Department of Management and Co-founder of the Chair of Leadership and Diversity at ESSEC. He holds a Ph.D. from Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is widely known for his expertise in responsible leadership, sustainability, diversity management, international human resources management, and organizational behavior. His research has been published in book chapters and articles in both the international trade and academic press. His teaching assignments have brought Stefan to a wide range of academic institutions worldwide. Professor Gröschl has developed and conducted company training programs for firms in France and internationally. He has been working with think tanks in Europe and served as an external examiner to the European Regional Development.

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Value Creation in Emerging Markets and Transitional Economiesarrow

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Professor
Claude
Chailan

University:
EM
Strasbourg
(France)

Schedule:
June 23 – July 3 (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday June 27 - July 4 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.)

Course Information:

This course provides an overview of the main marketing management concepts and practices in today’s developing economies with a special focus on Africa, Latin America and Asia. The course aims at giving participants a sense of the opportunities of international decision-making in the transitional countries context. After decades of poor economic performance, transitional markets are now the most dynamic markets in the world, despite their volatility. All the players in the business world are trying to capture this growth. Defining a strategy to take advantage of the multiple but complex opportunities offered by these markets is a major challenge to most of companies. 

About Professor Claude Chailan

Claude Chailan is currently Professor and Program Director at EM Strasbourg Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Management (2005) from the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis in France. Prior to joining the academia, Dr. Chalain was actively involved in the development of international companies, such as L’Oreal, in several countries. Among his research interests, he focuses on the links between marketing and strategy in the fields of Luxury Goods and Services Management, Business Models, Revenue Management, and International Business. His work has been widely published in leading academic journals including The Journal of Marketing Management, The Journal of Product and Brand Management, Euromed Journal of Business, among others.

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Real Estate Financearrow

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Professor
Jaime
Sabal 

University:
ESADE
(Spain)

Schedule:
June 23 – July 3 (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday June 27 - July 4 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.)

Course Information:

Real Estate is one of the most important assets, as well as a key resource in the economy. Most institutional and individual investors hold a significant proportion of their wealth in property. This course fills a frequent vacuum existing in most business schools in this area by helping students gain an understanding of this important and special business. By the end of the course, participants should be able to analyze, assess and evaluate real estate investment and financing proposals and be prepared to join one of the many professional fields in this line of business.

 Pre-requisites: Accounting, Corporate Finance and Economics. A good knowledge of Excel is highly advisable

About Professor Jaime Sabal

Jaime Sabal was an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at ESADE. From 2019, he has retired from this position. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (1986). He has been Visiting Professor at different universities such as the Stern School of Business at NYU and Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (EGADE), among others. He was vice-president of the US consultancy company A.T. Kearney (1995 - 1998) and founder and director of a consultancy firm with broad experience in financial advice projects (1989-1995). His research interests include corporate finance with an emphasis on emerging markets and real estate finance.

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Data Visualization and Storytelling (COURSE DELIVERED IN THE MORNING)arrow

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Professor
Dale
Fodness

University:
University
of Dallas
(USA)

Schedule:
June 23 – July 3 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.)
Saturday June 27 - July 4 (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Course Information

The sheer amount, speed and variety of data available to business and society today can either overwhelm or drive breakthrough decision-making. Data visualization is used in a wide variety of disciplines to transform data into fuel for effective decision making through the powerful medium of telling stories with data. Being able to create and communicate data visualizations is key to data literacy and is quickly becoming a requirement for anyone in business, the sciences or public policy. This course provides an introduction as well as hands-on experience in data visualization and storytelling.

 Pre-requisites: Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of descriptive statistics and some experience with Excel or other spreadsheet program. Programming experience is not required.

About Professor Dale Fodness

Dale Fodness is Associate Professor of Marketing, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, University of Dallas. He received his Ph.D. in marketing from the Florida State University. His current research focuses on marketing and sustainability, particularly issues related to strategic thinking and innovation. His work has been published in a number of leading journals including Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Business Strategy, Journal of Services Marketing and the Journal of Travel Research.. His current consulting focuses primarily on strategy, research and training and development across a variety of industries. Consulting assignments have been completed with Microsoft, Ericsson, Cisco and American Airlines, among other global clients.

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Capitalism, Innovation and Globalizationarrow

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Professor
Stephen
Mihm

University:
University
of Georgia
(USA)

Schedule:
June 23 – July 3 (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday June 27 - July 4 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.)

Course Information:

Capitalism is about change: dynamic, disruptive, and often unpredictable. This course explores how innovation has remade global capitalism again and again over the past two centuries. Simultaneously creative and destructive, innovation has transformed the world of business – and will do so for the foreseeable future. In order to help prepare students for the challenges ahead, this course reviews the historical development of capitalist enterprise around the world through a series of case studies that focus on entrepreneurs, corporations, and countries from the late eighteenth century to the present.

About Professor Stephen Mihm

Stephen Mihm is Associate Professor of History at the University of Georgia. He received his doctorate from New York University (2003). He was the Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellow in Business History at Harvard Business School from 2003 to 2004 before joining the University of Georgia. He has taught at Harvard Business School, the Stern School of Business at New York University, and the Georgia Banking School. Professor Mihm is the author of A Nation of Counterfeiters (2007). He is also co-author, with the economist Nouriel Roubini, of Crisis Economics (Penguin Press, 2010). He has received numerous fellowships and awards from the Business History Conference, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, and the American Council of Learned Societies

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Omnichannel Marketing Strategy arrow

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Professor
Diana
Kolbe

University:
EGADE
Business School
(Mexico)

Schedule:
July 6 – July 17 (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Course Information:

Multichannel marketing is complex. The use of various channels can cause important risks and the fragmentation of channels; on the other hand, multichannel marketing creates new business opportunities within the channels. In this advanced level course, the student learns to differentiate the components of a successful multichannel strategy by differentiating the concepts of multichannel, cross-channel and omnichannel marketing. This course provides useful insights for multichannel management through the analysis of trends and changes in retailing and the analysis of consumer behavior. Participants will understand the factors that influence in the decision-making of defining a channel strategy and will identify, differentiate and evaluate channel strategies.

Pre-requisites: The course requires a basic knowledge and understanding of Marketing and Statistics.

About Professor Diana Kolbe

Diana Kolbe is a professor of marketing at EGADE Business School. Her main research areas concern consumer behavior dynamic marketing capabilities, multichannel capability, internationalization of SMEs and strategic marketing. She holds a PHD in Management from Universidad de Valencia (2019) and Master in International Management from the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (2012). She has several papers published in journals such as Agricultural and Resource Economics and the German Journal of Agricultural Economics. Before joining the academia, professor Kolbe was a marketing and sales manager at Iberiana Frucht a major Spanish agricultural trader.

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Blockchain in Operations and Supply Chain Management (COURSE DELIVERED IN THE MORNING)arrow

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Professor
Soumyadeb
Chowdhury

University:
Budapest
Aston
Business School
(United Kingdom)

Schedule:
July 6 – July 17 (9:00 a.m.– 12:00 m.)

Course Information:

Blockchain has emerged as the technology that can provide traceability, provenance and transparency in business operations, across complex global supply chain ecosystems, where leanness, agility, and timely decision-making are crucial, in addition to achieving social sustainability. The key characteristics of Blockchain technology will significantly impact the organization governance, supply-chain relationships, operations strategy, digital transformation pathway and existing supply-chain business models. Integrated with other technologies, it will help to increase the efficiency of supply chain through agile data-driven decision-making based on high quality data and further facilitating supply chain transparency.

About Professor Soumyadeb Chowdhury

Soumyadeb Chowdhury is a Lecturer in Information and Communication Technology within the Operations and Information department in the Aston Business School. His research concerns artificial intelligence, blockchain technologies, circular economy, sustainability development goals, mental health and business productivity in SMEs. He has actively engaged with broad range of industries such as SMEs, Tourism, and Health to develop sustainable business solution catering to their needs improving and optimizing operations, business process and facilitating data-driven decision-making. His research has been published in top tier ABS journals such as British Journal of Management and International Journal of Production Economics

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Sustainability Strategies for Grand Challenges: Plastic Pollutionarrow

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Professor
Jennifer
Goodman (France)

University:
Audencia
Business School

Schedule:
July 6 – July 17 (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Course Information:

This course explores sustainability from the perspective of grand challenges. By examining in- depth the issue of plastic pollution, one of the most recent and complex sustainability issues facing businesses, students have the opportunity to experience the challenges and opportunities that such an issue can present. Beginning by situating plastic pollution within the SDG framework and then unpacking the challenge itself, its many stakeholders, the evolving regulatory context and its systemic nature, the first sessions offer insights into mapping the materiality of an issue within a particular business. Participants will identify solutions and opportunities through a variety of cases. Throughout the learning journey, opportunities for personal and professional reflection on grand challenges will be included.

Pre-requisites: An interest in learning about the impacts of grand challenges on businesses and vice versa. No prior expertise on the topic is necessary.

About Professor Jennifer Goodman

Jennifer Goodman is Associate Professor of CSR in the Department of Business and Society at Audencia Business School. Her research and teaching interests lie broadly in the relationship between business, government and society, sustainability and CSR. She has a PhD in Management Sciences from ESADE Business School in Spain, where she formed part of ESADE’s Institute for Social Innovation, and spent time as a visiting researcher on the Responsible Investing Initiative at Carleton University, Canada. At Aalto University School of Business in Finland, she contributed to the large European project EU-InnovatE: Sustainable Lifestyles 2.0. Before embarking on her PhD, Jennifer worked as a researcher and financial analyst and managed professional language training courses.

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Creativity at Workarrow

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Profesores
Helena
González
(France)

Universidades:
Neoma
Business
School

Schedule:
July 6 – July 17
(6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Course Information:

Creativity—the generation of novel and useful ideas—is a valuable employee outcome associated with organizational sustainability and innovation. How can organizations provide means to foster creativity in their employees? How can leaders help employees solve problems in creative ways? How can individuals increase their creative activity? Why organizations with creative employees are not always innovative? What determines creativity in a team? This course aims to provide an initial solution to these and other questions related to creativity in organizations.

Pre-requisites: Management Principles or equivalent.

About Professor Helena González Gómez

Helena González Gómez is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at NEOMA Business School. She has a PhD in Management (IE Business School), an MSc in Industrial Engineering (Universidad de los Andes). Her research interests include issues of emotions, creativity, leadership development, and nepotism. She has been teaching organizational behavior, human resource management and creativity to executives, master, MBA and bachelor students. Her research has been published at Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Business Strategy, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Vocational Behavior. Prior to her doctoral studies she worked in the banking industry and filled positions in corporate banking, operations, information security and project management.

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