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Ricardo Flores

Ricardo Flores - Australian School of Business 

BSc Petroleum Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina

MBA International Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

PhD Organizational Theory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lecturer

Phone:

+61 2 9385 6722 

Fax:

+61 2 9662 8531 

Room:

541 

Address:

Australian School of Business building
Ricardo is the recipient of 2013 UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (General Category) which recognise outstanding teaching contributions to students’ learning. Ricardo’s contributions have been particularly significant in terms of developing cosmopolitan leaders (undergraduate students) and in helping to improve the professional development of PhD students within the School of Management.

Publications

Articles

 

  • Flores, R., Aguilera, R., Vaaler, P., Mahdian, A. (2013) . How well do supra-national regional grouping schemes fit International Business research models?. Journal of International Business Studies, 44: 451-474
  • Flores, R., Aguilera, R., Vaaler, P., Mahdian, A. (2013) . How well do supra-national regional grouping schemes fit International Business research models?. Journal of International Business Studies (forthcoming)
  • Flores, R., & Aguilera, R. (2007). Globalization and location choice: An analysis of U.S. multinational firms in 1980 and 2000. Journal of International Business Studies, 38: 1187-1210
  • Aguilera, R., Flores, R., & Vaaler, P. (2007). Is it all a matter of grouping? Examining the regional effect in global strategy research. In S. Tallman (Ed.), A New Generation in International Strategic Management: 209-228. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar
  • Vaaler, P., Flores, R., & Aguilera, R. (2007). Simulated annealing and the impact of country regional groupings on U.S. multinational corporate investment decisions. In D. J. Ketchen, & D. D. Bergh (Eds.), Research Methodology in Strategy and Management: 161-192. Amsterdam: Elsevier (JAI)

 

Proceedings

 

  • Flores, R., Jordan-Jones, V. Krix, J.(2014). Can inexperienced firms prosper overseas? The case of Ta Ann in Tasmania. In Michailova et al. (eds.), Institutions, Organisation and Markets: New International Buisness research opportunities, Australian and New Zealand International Business Academy, ISBN 978-0-473-27783-3
    • Bliemel, M., Flores, R. (2014). Accelerate Australia Far: Exploring the emergence of seed accelerators within the innovation ecosystem down-under. In Davidsson, P. (Ed.), Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2014, Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-1-921897-96-2
    • Flores, R., Kassicieh, S. (2014). Exploring local entrepreneurship as a function of a country’s position in the global economy. In Davidsson, P. (Ed.), Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2014, Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-1-921897-96-2
  • Flores, R. (2006). Technological discontinuities and organizational adaptation: Exploring the role of organizational identity. In K. Mark Weaver (Ed.), Proceedings of the Sixty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, ISSN 1543-8643
  • Flores, R., Aguilera, R., & Tarman, M. (2005). The evolution of internationalization patterns: The case of U.S. MNCs between 1980 and 2000, Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business

 

Book review

 

  • Flores, R. (2010). Enrique Badía. Zara and her Sisters: The Story of the World’s Largest Clothing Retailer. Enterprise & Society, 11(2), 432-433

 

Presentations and conferences

 

  • Flores, R (et al.) (2013) Regionalization and the Multinational Enterprise: The Emerging Issues. Academy of International Business, Istanbul
  • Flores, R. (et al.). Global or Regional: Who Cares? Debating how location choices matter. Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) 2013 Conference.
  • Flores, R. Prasad, A. Multi-site ethnography: Reviewing users' experiences to facilitate its use in organization studies. EGOS Colloquium, Helsinski (2012)
  • From 'Whether' to 'How' Regions Matter: Past, Present and Future of the Regionalization Perspective (with Jin Uk Kim; Ruth Aguilera; Elitsa R. Banalieva; Charles Dhanaraj; Rafael Lucea; Luis Vives; Chang Hoon Oh, Alan M. Rugman, Andre Sammartino) Academy of International Business, Washington (2012)
  • Flores, R., Jordan-Jones, V. How firms succeed overseas when they had no experience? The case of Ta Ann in Tasmania. Academy of International Business, Washington (2012) 
  • Flores, R. Organizational responses to technological discontinuities:  The Case of The ACR. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas (2011)
  • Flores, R. Regions in a Semi-Globalized World: Opportunities and Challenges for International Business Research (Panel Session with Ruth V. Aguilera). Academy of International Business, Nagoya-Japan (2011)
  • Flores, R. Institutional Arbitrage and the Strategic Choices of Multinational Firms: Assessing the Foreign Location Choices of U.S. MNCs' International Joint Ventures. (with Ruth V. Aguilera). Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, 2010
  • Flores, R. Regional Strategies by Multinational Corporations: Past research, present findings, and future directions. A Simulated Annealing Approach to Understanding the Impact of Regional Grouping Schemes in International Business Research (with Ruth V. Aguilera, Paul Vaaler). Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, 2010
  • Flores, R. Organizational Responses to Competence-Destroying Technological Discontinuities: The Case of the American College of Radiology (ACR). Process Research Method (PDW). Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, IL, August, 2009
  • Flores, R., Vaaler, P., Aguilera R. Understanding the Impact of Regional Grouping Schemes in International Business Research using Simulated Annealing. Academy of International Business, Milan, Italy, August, 2008
  • Flores, R. Learning from colleagues: Reviewing what we should know before doing a multisite ethnography. Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, CA, August, 2008
  • Flores, R., Aguilera, R., Vaaler, P. A Simulated Annealing approach to understanding which regions matter for explaining MNC location. Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, CA, August, 2008
  • Flores, R., & Aguilera, R. Are partner preferences changing with Globalization? Location Choices of U.S. International JVs. Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, CA, August, 2008
  • Flores, R., & Aguilera, R. Re-evaluating regional effects in International Business. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, June, 2007
  • Flores, R., & Aguilera, R. Globalization and location choice: An analysis of U.S.- based MNCs (1980-2001). Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta, August 12, 2006
  • Flores, R. Technological discontinuities and organizational adaptation: Exploring the role of organizational identity. Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta, August 11, 2006
    (Best Interactive Paper Award, Organization Development and Change Division.)
  • Flores, R. Technological discontinuities and organizational adaptation: Exploring the role of organizational identity. 10th Anniversary Conference on Reputation, Image, Identity & Competitiveness, New York, May 25, 2006
  • Flores, R., & Aguilera, R.'Globalization and internationalization position: An analysis of location choice of U.S.-based MNCs (1980-2001)'. Annual Conference on Corporate Strategy (ACCS) Berlin, Germany, May 20, 2006
  • Flores, R., & Aguilera, R. The evolution of the internationalization patterns: The case of the U.S.-based MNCs. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Quebec, Canada, July 10, 2005

Research interests

  • Global/International Strategy
  • Comparative Corporate Strategy
  • Global Leadership/Citizenship
  • International Business/Management
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Professions and Professional Organizations
  • Organisational Theory

Research grants

 Courses taught

  • MGMT2106 Comparative Management Systems
  • MGMT5601 Global Business and Multinational Enterprise
  • MNGT7485 Strategic Management Year 3 - Growing Businesses
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