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Daniel Joseph Friel

School of Administration and Business
University of San Andres


Daniel Friel holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from New School for Social Research (USA) and a BA in International Studies from the University of Dayton (USA). He is Associate Professor at the School of Business Administration of the University of San Andrés where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Among others, he was a teacher at New York University. He has worked as a consultant for Prudential Securities, Swiss Consulting Group, Austral Group, among others to help international companies adapt their policies to cultural and institutional differences in the countries in which they operate. He has published numerous works in prestigious journalssuch as Journal of Development Economics, Human Relations, Academy of Executive Management, among others. He obtained scholarships from the Deutsche Academische Austausch Dienst (DAAD), from the Social Science Research Council to participate in seminars at Berkeley University, MIT, and Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin. He has presented his works in the most important conferences of the business area in countries in Latin America, the US, Europe and the Middle East. Professor Friel is cited by newspapers and magazines such as Clarín, Materiabiz, IEco and PYMES.Currently, he is investigating the impact of institutions on the behavior and strategies of companies in Latin America. His work seeks to compare institutions in these countries with those in developed countries and investigate how institutional differences influence the ability of companies in this region to implement good practices developed in developed countries. The teacher is writing an article about how Danone had to adapt a lean production programdeveloped in France to institutions in Brazil and Argentina. Additionally, it studies the reasons why companies in Argentina tend to be vertically integrated. Part of this study is to examine how companies can develop alternatives to vertical integration through long-term connections with their suppliers and other companies. He is currently writing articles on this subject in which he examines this topic in Los Grobo and IMPSA, two of the most important multinationals in Argentina.

Research Interest

 Non-market strategies in emerging markets Impact of social and political institutions on the behavior of firms in emerging markets Strategies of large domestic firms and Multinational companies for dealing with institutional deficiencies and institutional voids The structure of SME networks, including industrial districts, in Argentina Business models of successful exporters in Argentina The wine industry in Argentina The wooden furniture industry in Argenti

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