Dean, Universidad de los Andes School of Management
Prof. Veneta Andonova is Associate Professor of Business Strategy and the Dean of Universidad de los Andes School of Management in Colombia. She obtained her doctoral degree in management from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain and has thought for some of the top business schools in Latin America. She is an accomplished educator, entrepreneurial mentor and researcher. Her scientific contributions have been published in high-ranked international journals in economics and management and she is a co-author of two successful books: Multilatinas: Strategies for internationalization (2017) and Entrepreneurial ecosystems in unexpected places (2019).
Main Research Interests and Skills
- Intersection between business strategy and institutional environment
- Entrepreneurial ecosystems, innovation-driven start-ups, innovation from emerging context, purpose and impact-driven ventures
- Design of multi-sensory experiences, neuroscience for learning and social change, wellbeing and consciousness
2019-present: Dean, Universidad de los Andes School of Management, Colombia
2016-present: Associate Professor, Universidad de los Andes School of Management, Colombia
2011-2016: Associate Professor, American University in Bulgaria
2006-2016: Adjunct Professor, Universidad de los Andes School of Management, Colombia
2005-2006: Associate Professor, ITAM, Department of Business, Mexico
2003-2005: Assistant Professor, ITAM, Department of Business, Mexico
2001-2003: Lecturer, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Department of Economics and Business, Spain
Education and Qualifications
2021: Master in Design, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
2004: PhD in Management, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
1999: Master in Management, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
1998: Bachelor in Management, University of Sofia (Bulgaria)
Other Key Academic Appointments & Roles (excerpt)
2021- Visiting Professor, Department of Business, University of Sofia (Bulgaria)
2021- GBSN Board member
2020- AACSB LATAM and Caribbean Advisory Council
2018-2019 Visiting Professor, BEC Master in Entrepreneurship, Varna Free University (Bulgaria)
2016- GEM Bulgaria Board member
2011-2021 Board member Balkanski Paniza Institute for Advanced Studies
2009- Visiting Professor, Tec de Monterrey Business School, campus Lima (Peru)
Awards and Prizes (excerpt)
- 2019:100 Leaders in Colombia, category Research and Education, Gerente magazine
- 2008: Visiting Scholar, Center for Latin American Studies, Brown University
- 2006: SNIE Dissertation Award Finalist
- 2005: Diploma for Outstanding Teaching Evaluations, Department of Business, ITAM (Mexico)
Selected Journal Publications
- “The role of diaspora in opportunity-driven entrepreneurial ecosystems: A mixed-methods study of Balkan economies”, (with J. Schmutzler and J. Pérez-Lopez) International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 2021.
- “Understanding the interplay between brand and innovation orientation: Evidence from emerging multinationals”, (with M. Losada- Otálora), Journal of Business Research, 2020, 119, 540-552.
- “Innovation in Emerging Markets: The Case of Latin America”, (with Lourdes Casanova, Fernanda Cahen, Anne Miroux, Diego Finchelstein, Anabella Davila, Juana García, Moacir Miranda de Oliveira Jr.), Academy of International Business Insights, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2019.
- “How can EMNCs enhance their global competitive advantage by engaging in domestic peacebuilding? The case of Colombia”, (with Juana García), Transnational Corporations Review, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1080/19186444.2018.1556520
- “How context shapes entrepreneurial self-efficacy as a driver of entrepreneurial intentions: A multilevel approach”, (with Jana Schmutzler and Luis Díaz-Serrano), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1177/1042258717753142
- “The role of industry factors and intangible assets for company performance in Colombia”, (with Guillermo Ruiz Pava), Journal of Business Research, 2016, vol. 69(10): 4377-4384.
- “Violence, insecurity and hybrid organizational forms: A study in conflict-ridden zones in Colombia”, (with Eduardo Wills-Herrera, Luz E. Orozco, Clemente Forero-Pineda and Oscar Pardo), Journal of Development Studies, 2014, 50(6): 789-802
- “Conflict and negotiation in Colombia: Are pre-donations useful?” (with Hernando Zuleta and Juanita Villaveces), Journal of Socio-Economics, 2013, vol.47, pp. 105-117.
- “When waiting is strategic: Evidence from Colombian M&As 1995-2008,” (with Yeny Rodriguez and Ivan Dario Sanchez), Journal of Business Research, 2013, vol. 66 (10): 1736-1742.
- “The relationship between perceptions of insecurity, social capital and subjective well-being: Empirical evidence from areas of rural conflict in Colombia”,(with Eduardo Wills-Herrera, Luz E. Orozco, Clemente Forero-Pineda and Oscar Pardo) Journal of Socioeconomics, 2011, vol.40 (1), pp. 88-96.
- Entrepreneurial ecosystems in unexpected places, Andonova, V., Nikolova, M. and Dimitrov, D. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
- Multilatinas: Strategies for internationalization, Andonova, V. and Losada, M. (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Selected Book Chapters
- “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Innovation in the Balkans” in Cahen, F., Casanova, L., and Miroux, A. (Eds.) Innovation from Emerging Markets: From Copycats to Leaders, 2020, Cambridge University Press, 150-181.
- “How Colombian Conflict And Postconflict Triggered Military And Business Model Innovation” (with Juana García and )in Cahen, F., Casanova, L., and Miroux, A. (Eds.) Innovation from Emerging Markets: From Copycats to Leaders, 2020, Cambridge University Press, 325-348.
Selected Outreach Work
- ¿Por qué Argentina tiene tantos unicornios? America Economía, 04/05/2021, By Cintia Perazo, https://www.americaeconomia.com/por-que-argentina-tiene-tantos-unicornios
- TED talk @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRBV8pK2GBo
Selected Research Grants
- Research Grant, Spanish ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness, ECO2014-57131-R, 2015, Project Director: Benito Arruñada
- Research Grant, Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, ECO2011-29445, “Determinants of Institutional Performance: Organizations, Contracts and Judicial Institutions”, 2011, Project Director: Benito Arruñada
- Research Grant, Mexican Commission of Science and Technology, January 2006-January 2009.
- Research and Development Grant, Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, Grant SEJ2005- 03871/ECON, “Economics of the Firm and Business Contracts III” (Project Director: Benito Arruñada), 2005-2008.
- Research and Development Grant, Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, Grant SEC99-1191, “Economics of the Firm and Business Contracts: Applications to Sectors,” (Project Director: Benito Arruñada), 2000-2003.
Current and Past Collaborations / Collaborators and Thesis supervision (selection; in addition to
- Network for Emerging Multinationasl, 2015: This is a collaborative effort with Johnson School at Cornell University, FEAUSP (Brazil), EGADE (Mexico) and Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
- Mentor at Eleven Accelerator Venture Fund 2012-2016 (Sofia, Bulgaria)
- AUBG-Junior Achievement Startup program sponsored by the Citi Foundation, 2011-2015 (Bulgaria)
- Harvard Business School, Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Microeconomics of Competitiveness, December 2013- present
- Sandra Lorena Tovar, PhD student, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), in process
- Jonathan Pérez, PhD student Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), in process
- Mauricio Losada, PhD student Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), completed in December 2013
- Jana Schmutzler, MSc student Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), completed in October 2013