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Los orígenes del Grupo “Historia y Empresariado” (GHE) se remontan a 1976 cuando la enseñanza y la investigación sobre la historia empresarial colombiana se iniciaba en la Facultad de Administración de la Universidad de los Andes. El GHE se aproxima al estudio del papel del empresariado en el desarrollo económico de Colombia desde una perspectiva histórica. El empresariado está conformado por diferentes agentes: empresarios, empresas, grupos económicos, élites empresariales, familias empresariales y asociaciones o “gremios”. El GHE está conformado por investigadores de diversas disciplinas (sociólogos, historiadores, economistas e ingenieros industriales), pertenecientes al Área de Gestión de la Facultad. Dos de ellos (Marco Palacios y Carlos Dávila) son Investigadores Eméritos de Colciencias desde noviembe de 2016. Dávila, a su vez, es Profesor Emérito de Uniandes desde 2014.

Desde su creación hasta 1990, al GHE lo integraban tres profesores de la Facultad, Enrique Ogliastri (Ph. D., Northwestern), Manuel Rodríguez (B. Litt., Oxford) y Carlos Dávila (Ph. D., Northwestern). A partir de 2000 lo conforman Carlos Dávila, Luis Fernando Molina (M.A, Universidad Nacional de Colombia-sede Medellín) quien se vinculó al Grupo en 2000, Marco Palacios (D. Phil., Oxford) desde 2001, Beatriz Rodriguez-Satizabal (Ph.D. QMUL, 2020) desde 2006, Xavier Durán (Ph.D, LSE) en 2010, Andrea Lluch (Ph.D., Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires) se vinculó en 2015 y Carlos Eduardo Hernández (Ph. D., UCLA) en 2016. Martha Garavito (MBA, Uniandes) hizo parte del GHE desde 2012 hasta 2020 y Germán García Niño es asistente del GHE desde 2020. 

Durante más de cuatro décadas las actividades principales de los integrantes del GHE han sido la docencia, la investigación y las publicaciones sobre la historia empresarial colombiana. Ofrecen cursos de historia empresarial en pregrado, MBA, MBA Ejecutivo y Doctorado, así como en educación continuada (Programa Alta Gerencia) y la Especialización en Derecho de la Empresa. El GHE ha contribuido a la consolidación de la comunidad académica en historia empresarial de América Latina y Colombia. Asimismo, considera estratégico vincularse con la comunidad académica internacional de la Business History a través principalmente de proyectos conjuntos, publicaciones en los principales journals de la disciplina, membrecía en sus comités editoriales y participación en congresos y eventos internacionales.

Como parte del programa Internacional de profesores visitantes distinguidos (Cátedra Corona) que adelanta la Facultad, desde 1999 el GHE ha invitado a quince historiadores empresariales británicos, estadounidenses, australianos, españoles, mexicanos y argentinos. El GHE es una de las entidades fundadoras del Grupo Iberoamericano de Estudios Empresariales e Historia Económica formado en 2006 por investigadores afiliados a universidades de Argentina, México, España, Perú y Colombia. Realiza un coloquio anual de investigación cuya sede se rota entre los cinco países. El GHE conjuntamente con el Banco de la República ha organizado los coloquios de 2007 (Cartagena), 2012 (Bogotá) y 2018 (Santa Marta).



GHE PUBLICATIONS' CATALOGUE

  • Through UASM publishing series (books, monographs and the Corona Chair), the Group has disseminated some of its research output as well as contributions from foreign and Colombian business historians affiliated with other institutions.
  • Within UASM’s Monographs series there are 37 business history issues, twenty one of them authored by members of GHE; five of them are Honors/MBA theses (supervised by them); the remaining ten by business historians associated to other Colombian and foreign universities.
  • As part of UASM’s program for International Distinguished Visiting Scholars (Corona Chair), since 1999 GHE has invited business historians from British, American, Spanish, Argentinean and Mexican universities for short stays. They have contributed fifteen research titles to the Corona Chair monographs series.

Find the catalogue here

Boletín Historia y Empresariado / History, Business and Entrepreneurship Newsletter

ISSN 2027-8926 / ISSN 2256-2044

Comité Editorial / Editorial Committee: Carlos Dávila, Beatriz Rodriguez-Satizabal y Germán García. 

Traducción al inglés por / English translation by: MacLeod Cushing 


Contáctenos: boletinghe@uniandes.edu.co

 

Archivo Histórico

  • Dossier
  • Fuentes para la historia empresarial
  • Biografías de empresarios
  • Empresariado regional
  • Empresariado e innovación 
  • Empresariado y transporte
  • Empresariado, política y estado
  • Grupos empresariales y grandes empresas
  • Mercadeo, marcas comerciales y competitividad
  • Docencia
  • Publicaciones


RESEARCH TOPICS

Period 1974–1999 (Five topics)

  1. Origins and development of regional entrepreneurship in Colombia (1870-1970) (C. Dávila, M. Rodríguez) 
  2. Role of immigrants in a “non-immigrants’ land” (1820-1940) (M. Rodríguez)

  3. Power, business elites and economic development in urban Colombia (1950-1975). (E. Ogliastri, C. Dávila)

  4. Company/organization history (1890-1990) (E. Ogliastri, C. Dávila)

  5. Observatory and periodical survey of Colombian and Latin American Business history (1990, 1996, 1997, 1999) (C. Dávila)


Period 2000–2020 (Nine topics)

  1. Observatory and periodical surveys of Colombian and Latin American business history (2003, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2020) (C. Dávila, A. Lluch)

  2. Entrepreneurial history (C. Dávila, L. F. Molina, M. Garavito)

    • Entrepreneurial biographies & biographical pro­files in Colombian development (1850-2020) 
    • History of marketing pioneers in Colombia (1950–2010) [in association with G. Pérez and J.M. Ospina, UASM’s Marketing Studies Unit]

  3. The XIXth century in Bogota: big business, social stratification and real state (M. Palacios)

  4. Company/organization history (1950-2020). (L.F. Molina, C. Dávila)

    • Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango –Central Bank library– (1957-2007) (L.F.Molina)
    • FIMBRA – Fondo Mutuo de Inversiones del Banco de la República (1962-2002) (L.F. Molina)
    • Ecopetrol –oil– (1951-2011) [in association with J. Benavides, C. Caballero, and C. Dávila] (X. Durán)

  5. Business Groups. Strategy, structure, financing and organizational capabilities (1950-2020) (C. Dávila, B. Rodríguez)
    • Fundación Social (1985–2010) [in association with J.C. Dávila, D. Schnarch, UASM’s Organization Studies Unit] (C. Dávila)
    • Financing firms in emerging economies: from stand-alone to business groups. The case of Colombia, 1950-1980 (B. Rodríguez) 
  6. Big business in the Argentinean economy. Historical analysis of Argentinean capitalism in the XXth century [in association with N. Lanciotti, Universidad Nacional del Rosario, Argentina] (A. Lluch)
  7. Transportation and entrepreneurship in Colombia: historical and modern perspectives (X. Durán, C. Hernández)

  8. Trademarks, competitiveness and market development in South America (1890c–1930) [in association with T. da Silva Lopes, University of York, U.K.] (A. Lluch)

  9. Management education in Colombia, the case of the School of Management, Universidad de los Andes (1973–2020) (L.F. Molina, C. Dávila)


TEACHING

TEACHING AND RESEARCH

  • Teaching and research close interaction has also been present as a distinctive feature of GHE’s activities. It has been reflected both in the design, methodology, reading materials and delivery of courses as well as in course projects becoming the seed for students’ theses.
  • Needless to say, the undergraduate and MBA programs are not purposed to train researchers but managers-to-be and entrepreneurs. Yet as part of UASM imprint they are educated to get a basic understanding and respect for the research endeavor.

COURSES

Colombian business history courses

Undergraduate program

  • In 1974, a course on Colombian Business History (Historia del Desarrollo Empresarial Colombiano) (HDE) was established as a compulsory subject for undergraduate students at UASM and it has remained so to the present. Currently nearly 300 students per semester take the course.
  • HDE is a GHE’s insignia course: it has been offered uninterrumptedly for 46 years, 92 semesters (1974-2020) 
  • Up to 2017: one undergraduate course (HDE). Afterwards, GHE members teach four courses opened to students from all around Uniandes. They are: 
  • An elective, undergraduate subject on Leaders, Innovative and Globalized Entrepreneurs (Emprendedores Líderes, Innovadores y Globalizados) (ELIG) was launched in 2018.
  • Also in 2018 a course on Strategic Management of Technological Innovation started.
  • Two other new courses began in 2019: Entrepreneurship in Colombian Economic Development (Empresariado en el Desarrollo Colombiano) (EDC)  and, Colombia: Space, Time, Difference (Colombia: Espacio, Tiempo, Diferencia) (CSTD). 
  • These four courses are open to all undergraduate programs  of the university.
  • One of he sections of Colombia and its Institutions (CI), a course belonging to the General Management and Public Policy area, is being taught by one GHE’s member (L.F. Molina) since 2019 and 2020. At the same time than another of its members (A. Lluch) started teaching one of the sections of International Business (a Strategy Area course).

Alta Gerencia program

  • In 1992, a course on Entrepreneurship and Management in Colombia (Empresariado en Colombia) began within the senior executive program (Alta Gerencia). It has been offered along these years in eight cities across the country (Bogotá, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartagena, Manizales, Medellín and Pereira).

MBA 

program 

  • Since 2000, the Empresariado en Colombia course has been part of the core curriculum of the MBA program, for its three modalities: full-time, part-time and executive. MBA: 2000-2020, 20 years.

Colombian and Latin American business history courses

  • Back in 2014, a course on Entrepreneurship in Latin America (Empresariado en América Latina) started in the Executive MBA; it evolved from the EC course. 
  • In 2020, a course on Entrepreneurship. Uncertainty and economic crises: a Latin American perspective (Empresariado, incertidumbre y crisis económicas: una visión desde América Latina) for the MBA TC began. 

Ph.D. program

  • A doctoral seminars on Entrepreneurship Theories (Emprendimiento e Innovación) (EIT) started in 2008. 
  • One on Business Technology, Innovation and Diffusion was launched in 2015.

STUDENT THESES

Since 1974, GHE has supervised students’ graduation (Honors) thesis both in the undergraduate and MBA programs. At the former a thesis requirement has not been constant but recurrent; in the last undergraduate curriculum reform it was abolished. In the MBA a thesis was required until 2009.

Total: 120

  • 120 (13 up to 1999*; 107 during 2000-2020) 
  • Undergraduate theses: 76 [C. Dávila (40), L.F. Molina (26), X. Durán (10)]. 
  • MBA theses: 44 [C. Dávila (37), L.F. Molina (5), X. Durán (2)]
  • Since the Best Theses series Monographs was launched in 2006 four supervised by GHE staff have been published and used as teaching materials

* En revisión