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Visiting Professor

  • Business & Society Department

Curriculum vitae

PhD in Economics
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain (2015)

MSc in Economics and Business
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain (2002)

BA in Economics and Business
Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Ecuador (2001)



ORDENANA, X., JIMENEZ, A., JIMENEZ, D., PUCHE-REGALIZA, J. (2017) . Cultural distance and Foreign Direct Investment: the moderating effect of vicarious experience, European Journal of International Management, 11 (2), 153-180


ORDENANA, X., VILLA, R. (2014) . Mobility and Entrepreneurship in Ecuador: A Dynamic Pseudo-Panel Approach, Latin American Journal of Economics LAJE, 51 (2), 307-341


ORDENANA, X., TARAS, V. (2013) . “A Global Classroom? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Global Virtual Collaboration as a Teaching Tool in Management Education, Academy of Management Learning and Education, 12 (3), 414–435


ORDENANA, X., TARAS, V., BRYLA, P., FORQUER GUPTA, S., JIMENEZ, A., MINOR, M., MUTH, T., ROTTIG, D., SARALA, R., ZAKARIA, N., ZDRAVKOVIC, S. (2012) . Changing the Face of International Business Education: The X-Culture Project, Academy of International Business AIB Insights, 12 (4), 11-17

ORDENANA, X., & TARAS, V. (2015). X-Culture: Challenges and Best Practices of Large-Scale Experiential Collaborative Projects. In Taras, V. and M.A. Gonzalez-Perez (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Experiential Learning in International Business (pp. 131-148). Palgrave Macmillan.

ORDENANA, X., & ARTEAGA, E. (2013). Middle-Class Entrepreneurship and the Effect of Social Capital. In Castellani, F and E. Lora (Eds.), Entrepreneurship in Latin America; A Step Up the Social Ladder? (pp. 149 – 172). A World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank co- Publication.

ORDENANA, X. (2018). The Contribution of Entrepreneurship to Economic Growth., Annual conference of the Latin American Council of Management Schools (CLADEA), San José, Costa Rica.

ORDENANA, X. (2018). Economic and Productivity Performance of Exporters and Non-Exporters: Microeconometric Evidence from an Emerging Market., Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, USA.

ORDENANA, X. (2015). External Economies of Scale: FDI and Firm Size., Annual Conference of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management (IAM), Santiago de Chile.

ORDENANA, X. (2015). X-Culture: Teaching International Business using Information Technology., Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE), Quito, Ecuador.

ORDENANA, X. (2013). Quo Vadis Efficacitas., Annual conference of the Latin American Council of Management Schools (CLADEA), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

ORDENANA, X. (2013). Rethinking the MBA in Latin America: The Challenges., The Deans and Directors Conference of the Association of MBAs (AMBA), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

ORDENANA, X. (2013). The Dynamic Effect of the Global Financial Crisis on Latin American Entrepreneurship: A Bayesian Estimation., the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Research Conference on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Barcelona, Spain.

ORDENANA, X. (2012). Large-Scale Multi-Country Experiential Learning Projects in International Business Education: Challenges and Best Practices for Enhancing Teaching and Research., Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA.

ORDENANA, X. (2012). Entrepreneurship, the Middle Class and Social Mobility., XXII Latin American Congress of Entrepreneurial Spirit (CLEE), Universidad ICESI de Colombia y U. Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador.

ORDENANA, X. (2011). Short Term Borrowing: Emerging Markets’ Only Choice?., the Annual Conference of the Business Association of Latin American Studies, BALAS, Santiago, Chile.

ORDENANA, X. (2010). Remittances and the Global Financial Crisis: Impact on Latin American Firms., Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Scientific activities

Guest Editor :

  • Journal of Business Resarch (BALAS Special Issue 2016)

Reviewer for an academic journal :

  • European Journal of International Management
  • Estudios Gerenciales
  • Latin American Journal of Economics

Member of the Board of Directors :

  • CLADEA, The Latin American Council of Management Schools (2018-2021)

Reviewer for a scientific conference :

  • Academy of Management (AOM) Conference
  • Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference
  • Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS) Conference
  • CLADEA Conference

Awards and Honors

  • Academic Merit to the Best Professor of the University , 2017
  • Appointed “National Leader” by CAF Development Bank of Latin America , 2015
  • STARS Alumnus (The Stein am Rhein Symposium for Leaders of the Next Generation) , 2011
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Grant for Research Project “Strengthening Mobility and Entrepreneurship: A Case for The Middle Class” , 2011-2012