Marcelo Bucheli studies the political economy of foreign direct investment in Latin America. He received his PhD in History from Stanford University (2002), was the Harvard-Newcomen Fellow in Business History at Harvard Business School (2004-2005), a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois (2009-2010), and the John H. Dunning Fellow at Henley Business School, Reading University, UK (2014-2015). He earned a BA and MA in Economics from Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia). Marcelo was the winner of the 2011 Mira Wilkins Award in International Business History, the 2009 Petroleum History Institute Article of the Year Award, and the 2004 Harvard-Newcomen Award for the best article published in ‘Business History Review.'
Business History, Economic History, Latin America
My research focuses on two areas: (a) the political economy of international business in a historical perspective. (b) the integration of organization and management theories with historical research methods. I have published on the banana, coffee, petroleum, and telecommunications industries in the twentieth century covering Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela.
BA, MS Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia)
PhD Stanford University
Awards and Honors
Mira Wilkins Article Award in International Business History 2011
John Dunning Fellow in International Business (Henley Business School, Reading, UK), 2014-2015
Petroleum History Institute Article of the Year Award 2009
Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois, 2009-2010
Harvard-Newcomen Award for the Best Article Published in "Business History Review" in 2004
Finalist, Best Paper Award in International Corporate Governance, Academy of Management Meeting, 2015
Global Business History
Additional Campus Affiliations
Area Chair, Strategy/Entrepreneurship/International Business, Business Administration
Associate Professor, Business Administration
Associate Professor, History
Bucheli, M., & Decker, S. (2021). Expropriations of foreign property and political alliances: A business historical approach. Enterprise and Society, 22(1), 247-284. https://doi.org/10.1017/eso.2019.66
Minefee, I., & Bucheli, M. (2021). MNC responses to international NGO activist campaigns: Evidence from Royal Dutch/Shell in apartheid South Africa. Journal of International Business Studies, 52(5), 971-998. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-021-00422-5
Bucheli, M., Salvaj, E., & Kim, M. (2019). Better together: How multinationals come together with business groups in times of economic and political transitions. Global Strategy Journal, 9(2), 176-207. https://doi.org/10.1002/gsj.1326
Bucheli, M. (2018). From cold war to the washington consensus: Evolution of the multinational corporations’ strategies in chile. In Multinational Enterprise, Political Risk and Organisational Change: From Total War to Cold War (pp. 214-236). Taylor and Francis.
Bucheli, M., & Salvaj, E. (2018). Political connections, the liability of foreignness, and legitimacy: A business historical analysis of multinationals’ strategies in Chile. Global Strategy Journal, 8(3), 399-420. https://doi.org/10.1002/gsj.1195