Marcelo Bucheli PhD.

 Marcelo Bucheli

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305 Wohlers Hall
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Biography

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.'

Research Interests

  • Business History, Economic History, Latin America

Research Description

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 

Education

  • BA, MS Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia)
  • PhD Stanford University

Distinctions / Awards

  • 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

Courses

  • Global Business History

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Bucheli, Marcelo, and Gonzalo Romero Sommer Multinational Corporations, Property Rights, and Legitimization Strategies: US Investors in the Argentine and Peruvian Oil Industries Australian Economic History Review 54 2 2014, p. 146-164.
Bucheli, Marcelo, and Erica Salvaj Reputation and Political Legitimacy: ITT in Chile, 1920-1972 Business History Review 87 4 2013, p. 729-755.
Bucheli, Marcelo, and Min-Young Kim Political Institutional Change, Obsolescing Legitimacy, and Multinational Corporations: The Case of the Central American Banana Industry Management International Review 52 6 2012, p. 847-877.
Bucheli, Marcelo, Joseph Mahoney, and Paul Vaaler Chandler's Living Scholarship: The Visible Hand of Vertical Integration in Nineteenth Century America Seen Under a Twentieth-First Century Transaction Costs Economics Lens Journal of Management Studies 47 5 2010, p. 859-883.
Bucheli, Marcelo Major Trends in the Historiography of the Latin American Oil Industry Business History Review 84 2 2010, p. 339-362.
Bucheli, Marcelo Multinational Corporations, Business Groups, and Economic Nationalism: Standard Oil (New Jersey), Royal Dutch-Shell, and Energy Politics in Chile, 1913-2005 Enterprise and Society 11 2 2010, p. 350-399. Link to article.
Bucheli, Marcelo, and Ruth Aguilera Political Survival, Energy Policies, and Multinational Corporations: A Historical Study for Standard Oil of New Jersey in Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela in the Twentieth Century Management International Review 50 3 2010, p. 347-378. Link.
Bucheli, Marcelo Canadian Multinational Corporations and Economic Nationalism: The Case of Imperial Oil Limited in Alberta (Canada) and Colombia, 1899-1938 Entreprises et Histoire 54 April 2009, p. 67-85.
Bucheli, Marcelo Multinational Corporations, Totalitarian Regimes, and Economic Nationalism: United Fruit Company in Central America, 1899-1975 Business History 50 4 2008, p. 433-454.
Bucheli, Marcelo Negotiating Under the Monroe Doctrine: Weetman Pearson and the Origins of US Control of Colombian Oil Business History Review 82 4 2008, p. 529-553.
Bucheli, Marcelo Enforcing Business Contracts in South America: The United Fruit Company and the Colombian Banana Planters in the Twentieth Century Business History Review 78 2 2004, p. 181-212.
Bucheli, Marcelo United Fruit Company in Colombia: Impact of Labor Relations and Governmental Regulations on its Operations, 1948-1968 Essays in Economic and Business History 15 1997, p. 65-84.
Bucheli, Marcelo, and Erica Salvaj Adaptation Strategies of Multinational Corporations, State-Owned Enterprises, and Domestic Business Groups to Economic and Political Transitions: A Network Analysis of the Chilean Telecommunications Sector, 1958–2005 Enterprise and Society 15 3 2014, p. 534-576.
Bucheli, Marcelo, and Minyoung Kim Attacked from Both Sides: A Dynamic Model of Multinational Corporations' Strategies for Protection of Their Property Rights Global Strategy Journal 5 1 2015, p. 1-26.
Bucheli, Marcelo, Erica Salvaj, and Minyoung Kim Non-Market Strategies During Transitions: The Case of Chile Academy of Management Annual Conference Best Paper Proceedings 2015 1 2015, p. 10886.

Book Contributions

Kipping, Matthias, R. Daniel Wadhwani, and Marcelo Bucheli Analyzing and Interpreting Historical Sources: A Basic Methodology Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods compiled by Marcelo Bucheli, compiled by R. Daniel Wadhwani. Analyzing and Interpreting Historical Sources: A Basic Methodology Compiled by Marcelo Bucheli, Compiled by R. Daniel Wadhwani, Oxford Oxford University Press 2014, p. 305-329.
Wadhwani, R. Daniel, and Marcelo Bucheli The Future of the Past in Management and Organization Studies Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods The Future of the Past in Management and Organization Studies Oxford Oxford University Press 2014, p. 3-29.
Bucheli, Marcelo, and Jin-Uk Kim The State as a Historical Construct in Organization Studies Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods compiled by Marcelo Bucheli, compiled by R. Daniel Wadhwani. The State as a Historical Construct in Organization Studies Compiled by Marcelo Bucheli, Compiled by R. Daniel Wadhwani, Oxford Oxford University Press 2014, p. 241-262.
Bucheli, Marcelo Integrating Business History in a Friendly Environment Where No Previous Tradition Existed Teaching Business History: Insights and Debates edited by Walter Friedman, compiled by Geoffrey Jones. Integrating Business History in a Friendly Environment Where No Previous Tradition Existed Edited by Walter Friedman, Compiled by Geoffrey Jones, Boston Harvard Business School Publishing 2013.
Bucheli, Marcelo Empresas multinacionales, grupos económicos y nacionalismo petrolero: Shell, Esso, Copec y el estado chileno, 1913-2005 El impacto histórico de la globalización en Argentina y Chile: empresas y empresarios edited by Andrea Lluch, compiled by Geoffrey Jones. Empresas multinacionales, grupos económicos y nacionalismo petrolero: Shell, Esso, Copec y el estado chileno, 1913-2005 Edited by Andrea Lluch, Compiled by Geoffrey Jones, Buenos Aires Temas 2011.
Bucheli, Marcelo Oil Nationalism, Property Rights, and Political Regimes: A Comparative Study of Colombia and Mexico in the Twentieth Century Oil Producing Countries and Oil Companies: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century edited by Alain Beltran. Oil Nationalism, Property Rights, and Political Regimes: A Comparative Study of Colombia and Mexico in the Twentieth Century Edited by Alain Beltran, Brussels Peter Lang 2011.
Bucheli, Marcelo, and Ian Read Banana Boats and Baby Food: The Banana in US History From Silver to Cocaine: Latin American Commodity Chains and the Building of the World Economy compiled by Zephyr Frank, compiled by Carlos Marichal, compiled by Steven Topik. Banana Boats and Baby Food: The Banana in US History Compiled by Zephyr Frank, Compiled by Carlos Marichal, Compiled by Steven Topik, Durham Duke University Press 2006.
Bucheli, Marcelo United Fruit Company in Latin America Banana Wars: Power, Production, and History in the Americas compiled by Steve Striffler, compiled by Mark Moberg. United Fruit Company in Latin America Compiled by Steve Striffler, Compiled by Mark Moberg, Durham Duke University Press 2003.
Bucheli, Marcelo Tras la visita del Señor Herbert: United Fruit Company, elite local y movimiento obrero en Colombia, 1900-1970 Empresas y empresarios en la historia de Colombia, siglos 19 y 20 Tras la visita del Señor Herbert: United Fruit Company, elite local y movimiento obrero en Colombia, 1900-1970 Bogota Universidad de los Andes/Norma 2003.
Bucheli, Marcelo, and Luis Felipe Saenz Export Protectionism and the Great Depression: Multinational Corporations, Domestic Elite, and Export Policies in Colombia The Great Depression in Latin America compiled by Paulo Drinot, compiled by Alan Knight. Export Protectionism and the Great Depression: Multinational Corporations, Domestic Elite, and Export Policies in Colombia Compiled by Paulo Drinot, Compiled by Alan Knight, Durham Duke University Press 2014, p. 129-159.
Bucheli, Marcelo Multinationals, Business Groups, and Chile’s Energy Policies The Impact of Globalization on Argentina and Chile: Business Enterprises and Entrepreneurship compiled by Geoffrey Jones, compiled by Andrea Lluch. Multinationals, Business Groups, and Chile’s Energy Policies Compiled by Geoffrey Jones, Compiled by Andrea Lluch, Cheltenham Edward Elgar 2015.

Edited Books

Bucheli, Marcelo, and R. Daniel Wadhwani Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods Oxford Oxford University Press 2014.

Magazine Articles

Bucheli, Marcelo, and Erica Salvaj Embrace your enemy Harvard Business Review 2009, p. 22-23.
Bucheli, Marcelo Banana War Maneuvers Harvard Business Review 2005, p. 22-24.

Books

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Bucheli, Marcelo Bananas and Business: The United Fruit Company in Colombia, 1899-2000 New York New York University Press 2005.

Encyclopedia Entries

Bucheli, Marcelo United Fruit Company Encyclopedia of American Business History London Facts on File 2005.
Bucheli, Marcelo Colombia Encyclopedia of the World’s Minorities New York Routledge 2004.
Bucheli, Marcelo United Fruit Company History of World Trade Since 1450 New York Macmillan Reference 2004.