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Carlos is a Ph.D. Student in Business and Management (Comparative & International Business Group - PMO division) at Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester.

His research interests lie at the intersection of International Business, Emerging Markets, European Multinationals, and Strategic Management.

Prior to coming to Manchester, he earned a Master's of International Business (Florida International University - USA), a Master's in Business Administration (ESAN Graduate School of Business - Peru), and a Bachelor's/Licentiate in Business Administration & Healthcare Management (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia - Peru).

 Ph.D. Supervisory team (Co-Supervisors): Prof. Stefan Zagelmeyer and Prof. Timothy Devinney


- Hermans, M., Borda, A., Newburry, W., Cordova, C., Finchelstein, D., Gonzalez-Perez, M.A., Montoya-Bayardo, M.A., Velasco, G. and Velez-Ocampo, J. (2024), "Becoming a Multilatina: strategic capabilities as necessary conditions for the internationalization of Latin American firms", European Business Review, Vol. 36 No. 1, pp. 50-70.

- Borda, A.; & Cordova, C. (2020). Building Strategic Capabilities in Emerging Market Firms: The case of Peru. In: Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Newburry, W., & Park, S. (Eds.). Building Strategic Capabilities in Emerging Markets. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

- Borda, A., Guerra, G., Cordova, C., & Cordova, M. (2020). Ferrari five: How to recover control of the traditional channel in Colombia?. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies. Vol. 10 No. 2.

- Borda, A., Cordova, C., & Leon, J. (2019). DICOMA Corporation: challenges for future growth. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies. Vol. 9 No. 3.

- Borda, A., Newburry, W., Carneiro, J., & Cordova, C. (2019). Using Latin America as a research laboratory: The moderating effect of trade openness on the relationship between inward and outward FDI. Multinational Business Review. Vol, 27, No 2: 122 - 140.

- Morales, O.; & Cordova, C. (2019). Gastronomy as a National Identity Element: The Peruvian Case. In:  Georgiadou, A.; Gonzalez-Perez, M.A; & Olivas-Lujan, M. (Eds.). Diversity within Diversity Management: Country-based Perspectives. Advanced Series in Management, Vol. 21: 157 - 174.

- Morales, O.; Neves, C.; & Cordova, C. (2019). Hacia una solución de los conflictos sociales en el Perú: Conga un caso emblemático. Lima: ESAN Ediciones.

- Cordova, C. (2018). Retención del talento humano: Variables predictoras de renuncia. In:  Louffat, E. (Ed.). Indicadores y mediciones aplicados a la gestión de personas: un análisis desde diversas perspectivas. México: Pearson.

Articles in Research Conferences/Workshops

- 2023  The Academy of International Business (AIB) Warsaw (2023) Meeting.

- 2023  The Academy of International Business UK & Ireland Chapter (AIB-UKI) Glasgow (2023) Conference.

- 2022  The European International Business Academy (EIBA) Oslo (2022) Conference.

- 2022  The British Academy of Management (BAM) Manchester (2022) Conference.

- 2021  The European International Business Academy (EIBA) Madrid (2021) Conference.

- 2020  Alliance Manchester Business School Doctoral Conference (2020).

- 2019  Global Value Chains and SDGs Agenda 2030 Research Workshop FGV-Sao Paulo (2019).

- 2018  Global Research on Emerging Economies Conference Lima (2018).

- 2017  The Academy of International Business Latin America and the Caribbean Chapter (AIB-LAC) Lima (2017) Conference.


Seminar Leader

Deliver Seminars at the Master's level in the courses:

- BMAN73592 Managing Across Cultures (MSc. International Business & Management).

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Business and Management (International Business), The University of Manchester

… → 2024

Master of Science, International Business, Florida International University

… → 2015

Master of Business Administration, Business Administration, Universidad ESAN

… → 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

… → 2006

External positions

Lecturer (Assistant Professor), University of East Anglia

Mar 2024 → …

- Instructor (leave of absence to pursue full-time Ph.D. studies in the UK), ESAN Graduate School of Business

Jul 2019 → …

- Graduate Teaching & Research Asst., ESAN Graduate School of Business

May 2016Jun 2019


  • International Business
  • Emerging Markets
  • Strategic Management


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