News & Highlights

  • August 2015
  • Alumni Events

Brazil Alumni Connect around a 'Vision' for the New HBS

More than 170 alumni and friends of HBS from across Brazil gathered in São Paulo on August 4, 2015 to celebrate and connect with each other as the School hosted "A Vision for the 21st Century" as part of the world tour of The Harvard Business School Campaign.
  • June 2015
  • MBA Curriculum

Lessons from a Megacity: IXP to Argentina and Peru

39 HBS MBA students traveled to Argentina and Peru for two weeks this past January with Senior Lecturer John Macomber's new field method course, Building Cities, in the MBA Elective Curriculum. The group explored issues of urbanization and infrastructure in both Lima and Buenos Aires.

New Research on the Region

  • October 2015
  • Case
  • Faculty Research


By: Jill Avery, Maria Fernanda Miguel and Laura Urdapilleta

Paez, an Argentine start-up fashion brand, sold traditional alpargatas, a sleepy shoe category that suddenly woke up when U.S. company TOMS borrowed the traditional alpargata design, covered it with fashionable colors and prints, and tied it to a social cause. Paez's founders were keenly aware of the present and future challenges they faced due to the resources and capabilities of their well-capitalized and marketing-savvy competitor. How could a small brand compete against a company that had captured the hearts and minds of consumers? Which brand positioning concept should Paez choose to best capture consumers' attention and interest and compete against TOMS? How would the choice of positioning affect the rollout of Paez' distribution strategy and its product line strategy?

  • September 2015
  • Case
  • Faculty Research

El Sistema

By: Tarun Khanna, Maria Fernanda Miguel and Laura Urdapilleta

  • April 2015 (Revised July 2015)
  • Case
  • Faculty Research

NXTP Labs: An Innovative Accelerator Model

By: Josh Lerner, Maria Fernanda Miguel and Laura Urdapilleta

Unique accelerator fund in Latin America, facing challenges on how to keep growing, including development of venture capital fund and leveraging of entrepreneur ecosystem.

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Buenos Aires Staff

Fernanda Miguel
Maria Martha Ruiz Melo
Administrative Assistant
Laura Urdapilleta
Research Associate

São Paulo Staff

Priscilla Zogbi
Carlos Eduardo da Silva
Administrative Assistant

Mexico City Staff

Valeria Moy
Senior Researcher