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Beatriz E. Rodriguez-Satizabal

 Beatriz E. Rodriguez-Satizabal


Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8570
Location: Mile End, Bancroft Building, Room 4.23

1st Supervisor: Dr Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
2nd Supervisor: Professor Sean McCartney

Beatriz holds degrees of Economics (BSc) from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) and Economic History (MSc) from London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). She worked as junior lecturer at the School of Management Universidad de los Andes and is currently a member of their History, Business and Entrepreneurship Research Group. She specializes in business history. More specifically, her current research focuses on the evolution of the business system during the twentieth century in Latin America, with a special emphasis in Colombia. However, her interests span many more economic history and entrepreneurship topics, as her past reviews for the NEPHIS Blog show.

Project title:

"Financing Entrepreneurs and Firms: from stand-alone to business groups. The case of Colombia."

Project description:

Her doctoral research concentrates on the growth from stand-alone companies to one business system with a dominance of diversified family business groups, multinational enterprises in key sectors, generally of U.S. origin; and, finally, state-owned enterprises then privatised. Her research is an attempt to rethink the manner in which financial and real variables interact to form a variety of ownership structures. Her PhD aims to deliver the means by which developing economies evolved from a loose aggregation of small firms to a large, complex, and strongly concentrated corporate governance system.


Book chapters and edited volumes

  • Rodríguez-Satizábal, B.E. (2014). Grupos económicos en Colombia (1974 – 1998): Entre pequeña empresa familiar y gran familia de empresas. In Martin Monsalve Z. (Ed.), Grupos Económicos y Mediana Empresa Familiar en América Latina (Lima, Universidad del Pacífico, 2014), pp. 41-86. ISBN 978-9972-57-275-3
  • Molina L.F. & Rodríguez-Satizábal, B.E. (2012). La historia empresarial: mirar hacia adelante y hacia atrás desde la administración. In Azuero, F., González, A., & Gutiérrez, M.L. (eds) Tendencias de la Administración: gerencia y academia, Bogotá, Universidad de los Andes. ISBN 978-958-695-807-3
  • Dávila C. & Rodríguez-Satizábal, B.E. (2008). Naturaleza y perspectivas de la historia empresarial en Colombia, 1980 – 2007. In Barbero, M.I. & Jacob, R. (eds.) La historia de empresas en América Latina y España. Una aproximación historiográfica, Buenos Aires, Editorial Temis. ISBN 978-950-9445-57-4.

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