Joseph  Ganitsky

Joseph Ganitsky

Director, University of Miami Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and Senior Lecturer, Management

Research Interests

Competitive strategies of multinational and local firms in Latin America; global startups and entrepreneurship; strategies for the bottom of the pyramid; and corporate response to terrorism

Featured Publications

  • “Negotiate with ALBA Countries: Colombia’s Case,” Chapter in the Economic, Political And Foreign Policy Implications Of Alba: An Interdisciplinary Study Of Alba (Bolivarian Alternative For The People Of Our America) Initiative, Book edited by Bruce Bagley and Magdalena Defort, 2011*

    “Strategic Alliances In Business-To-Business Export Marketing Channels: Impact Of Cultural Difference,” Industrial Marketing Management, 2005* (Coauthored)

    “Lecciones Colombianas Para Enfrentar Con Éxito Los Desafíos Empresariales: Indupalma y Las Cooperativas De Trabajo Asociado,”  Revista de Empresa, 2005, # 11

    “Martin Varsavsky” (A) (case in Spanish), Revista de Empresa, 2002, 1, and Academia, 2001, 27 (winner of the Best Entrepreneurship Case, EFMD, 2000)* (Coauthored)

    "Successful Succession in Family Business," Family Business Review, Summer, 1995* (Coauthored)

    "Don't Forget Latin America," Sloan Management Review, Winter, 1992* (Coauthored)

    "Foreign Investment Through Debt Equity Swaps," Sloan Management Review, Winter, 1988* (Coauthored)

    "Entry of the Next Generation: Strategic Challenge for Family Business," Journal of Small Business Management, 26 (2), 1988* (Coauthored)

    "The Debt Crisis: The Departure Point for a New Era for Decision Makers," The Columbia Journal of World Business, 21(3), 1986* (Coauthored)

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Research Professor, University of Miami, Miami, 2006 - Current
  • Professor of International Business, Loyola University, New Orleans, 1991-2006
  • Chair, International Business Area, Loyola University, New Orleans, 1991-2006
  • Chase Distinguished Professor of Minority Entrepreneurship, Loyola University, New Orleans, 2005-2006
  • Bank One Professor of International Business, Loyola University, New Orleans, 2000-2003
  • Associate Professor of Int’l Business, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1984-1991
  • Professor and Researcher, Jerusalem Institute of Management, Tel Aviv, , 1983-1984
  • (Founding) Dean, School of Business, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá , 1973-1975
  • Associate Professor of Marketing, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá , 1972-1973
  • Academic (Select, Visiting), MSPM Program, Business Strategy, University of Miami, Miami, 1999-2005
  • Academic (Select, Visiting), Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, International Business and Entrepreneurship, 1991-2004
  • Academic (Select, Visiting), Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración, Caracas, Int’l Marketing and Strategy, 1991-1999
  • Academic (Select, Visiting), China-Europe International Business School, Shanghai, Strategy, 1999
  • Academic (Select, Visiting), Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, International Business and Strategy, 1987-1990
  • Academic (Select, Visiting), Central American Institute of Management (INCAE), Managua, Agribusiness, 1971
  • President, Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS), 1999-2000
  • Boards of Directors in Colombia’s Agricultural Bank, 1974-1975; and Agricultural Marketing Institute, 1975-1976
  • Consultant to Businesses worldwide (e.g., PVDSA, Shell Deepwater, Siemens, Dan Per), 1990-Current
  • General Management, CEO of Family-owned Business Group with 18 Divisions, 1978-82; Manager of Textile and Garment Divisions, 1975-1978


  • Strategic planning
  • International business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Latin American business


  • D.B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, 1974
  • M.S., Industrial Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1970
  • B.S., ndustrial Engineering (Ingeniero Industrial), Ingeniero Industrial (B. S. Industrial Engineering), Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, 1068
Joseph  Ganitsky


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