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

  • September 2015
  • Case
  • Faculty Research

El Sistema

By: Tarun Khanna, Maria Fernanda Miguel and Laura Urdapilleta

  • April 2015 (Revised July 2015)
  • Case

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.

  • February 2015 (Revised March 2015)
  • Case

Edyficar and Mibanco: The Emergence of M&A in Microfinance

Mibanco, a microfinance icon, is for sale, and Edyficar, owned by Banco del Credito (BCP), Peru's largest bank, is evaluating its acquisition. Until recently, such a transaction would have been fanciful given Mibanco's preeminent role in Peruvian microfinance, which has made it the country's fifth largest bank. The case examines why Mibanco is on the block, while also relating the evolution of Edyficar and its own acquisition by BCP several years earlier. Percy Urteaga, Edyficar's CEO, and Gianfranco Ferrari, the chair of his board and senior BCP executive, must decide whether to go forward and, if so, at what price.

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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