Marcelo Bucheli

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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

Professional Information

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

Honors & 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


Global Business History

Office Address

305 Wohlers Hall

Office Phone

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Research Output

Better together: How multinationals come together with business groups in times of economic and political transitions

Bucheli, M., Salvaj, E. & Kim, M., May 2019, In : Global Strategy Journal. 9, 2, p. 176-207 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The United States in Historical Perspectives: The Strange Career of Business Groups in Industrial Development

    Hikino, T. & Bucheli, M., Apr 22 2018, Business Groups in the West: Origins, Evolution, and Resilience. Colpan, A. M. & Hikino, T. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 377-401 25 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Collectively Designing CSR Through Meta-Organizations: A Case Study of the Oil and Gas Industry

    Berkowitz, H., Bucheli, M. & Dumez, H., Jul 1 2017, In : Journal of Business Ethics. 143, 4, p. 753-769 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Holding Up the Empire: Colombia, American Oil Interests, and the 1921 Urrutia-Thomson Treaty

    Duran, X. & Bucheli, M., Mar 1 2017, In : Journal of Economic History. 77, 1, p. 251-284 34 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Honors & Recognition

    Mira Wilkins Prize

    Bucheli, Marcelo (Recipient), 2011