Strategy and Management of Organizations in Emerging Economies


In the context of emerging economies, we focus on the research processes and practices related to: strategy development and implementation, organizational capabilities, knowledge transfer, governance and human resources management. We apply strategies and management theories through models and tools designed for decision making and sustainable development for organizations in emerging economies. Theoretical approaches to strategy, institutionalism, culture and stake holdings are the main pillars of our research program.


Research lines

• Human resource management in organizations
• Organizational governance
• Best practice transfer
• Institutional influences on business strategies


Anabella del Rosario Dávila Martínez

Core researchers

Christiane Andrea Molina Brockmann
Laura Esther Zapata Cantú

Adjunct researchers

Andreas Michael Hartmann Ehlich
María Eugenia Pérez Lozano
Mauricio Cervantes Zepeda
Michal Szymanski
Miguel Angel Montoya Bayardo



Davila, A. (2017). Exploring HRM systems in the Multilatina enterprise. In V. Andonova & M. Losada-Otalora (Eds.). Multilatinas: Strategies for Internationalization. Cambridge University Press.

Davila, A., & Molina, C. (2015). From silent to salient stakeholders. A study of a coffee cooperative and the dynamic of social relationships. Business & Society.

Zapata-Cantu, L. E., & Mondragon, C. E. (2016). Knowledge management in Mexican NPOs: A comparative study in organizations with a local and national presence. Journal of Knowledge Management, 20(1), 69-87. doi:10.1108/JKM-12-2014-0494

Zapata-Cantu, L., Delgado, J. H. C., & Gonzalez, F. R. (2016). Resource and dynamic capabilities in business excellence models to enhance competitiveness. TQM Journal, 28(6), 847-868. doi:10.1108/TQM-03-2014-0030

Cervantes-Zepeda, M., Lemus-Delgado, D., & Montalvo-Corzo, R. (2017). Implementing innovative financial models in different cultures: a comparative analysis of China and Mexico. Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, 24(3), 508-528,

Cervantes, M., Montoya, M. y Bernal, A. (2017). The Contrasts of microcredit and some unresolved institutional challenges of microfinance: Evidence from México. EconoQuantum, forthcoming
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Molina, C. (2012). Understanding institutional plurality in multinational enterprises: The roles of institutional logic and social identification (pp. 399–423). In T. Devinney, T. Pedersen and L. Tihanyi (Eds.). Advances in International Management: Vol. 25. Institutional Theory in International Business and Management. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Monforte, G., Hartmann, A. M., & Farías, G. M. (2017). Declaraciones institucionales y percepciones individuales sobre la sustentabilidad en escuelas de negocios mexicanas. Contaduría y Administración, 62(1), 5-24. doi:10.1016/j.cya.2016.04.006

Hartmann, A. M. (2014). The theory of cultural dimensions. In I. Management Association (Ed.), Cross-Cultural Interaction: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 285-306). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-4979-8.ch018