Daniel Joseph Friel - English version

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Ph.D. in Political Science. New School for Social Research, Estados Unidos

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Daniel Friel is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration. He received an undergraduate degree in International Studies from the University of Dayton, a Masters in Political Theory from Ohio State University and a Doctorate in Comparative Politics from the New School for Social Research. He was awarded a scholarship from the Deutsche Academische Austausch Dienst (DAAD) to spend one year of his doctoral studies at the Universität Bremen in Germany. He also received fellowships from the Social Science Research Council to participate in a series of seminars held at the University of Berkeley, MIT and the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin. Before being appointed to the position of Visiting Professor at the University of San Andrés in 2005, he had taught at a number of universities in the United States, including New York University. His most recent publication is entitled "Forging a Comparative Institutional Advantage in Argentina: Implications for Theory and Praxis". It was published in Human Relations in April of 2011. Among other articles, he has also published, "Organic Wine Production: The Case of Bodega Colomé in Argentina" in the International Journal of Wine Business Research. This article was written with Silvia Novaes Zilber and Luis Felipe Machado do Nascimento. His article entitled "Transferring a Lean Production Concept from Germany to the United States: the Impact of Labor Laws and Training Systems" appeared in the Academy of Management Executive in 2005. Together with two other professors from the Universidad de San Andrés, Professor Friel won a grant from the Inter-American Development Bank to examine the underlying causes of export success in the wine, wooden furniture, light-ship and television program sectors. Professor Friel has also worked as a consultant from Prudential Securities and the Swiss Consulting Group helping multinational companies to understand how cultural and institutional differences shape the ability of firms to implement strategies and best practices across national boundaries. Professor Friel has been cited in newspapers and magazines in Argentina, including Clarín, MateriaBiz, IEco and PyMEs.
 

_On-Going Research

Professor Friel studies the impact of institutions on the strategies and behaviors of firms. His work compares institutions in the developing world with those in the advanced industrialized world, focusing particularly on differences between institutions in the latter and those in Argentina. He is especially interested in how such institutional differences shape the ability of multinational companies to transfer best practices developed in the advanced industrialized world to their subsidiaries in the developing world. Together with a Florence Pinot from the ESCP in Paris, Professor Friel is currently undertaking a study of how Danone develops and diffuses best practices throughout its worldwide facilities. He is also currently working on a project that examines different forms of vertical integration in Argentina, paying specific attention to how institutions shape this choice. One of the cases used to explore this topic is the Argentine wine sector, a speciality of Professor Friel.
Premios: 
Recipient of a travel award to attend The Society for the Advancement of Social –Economics conference in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Co-recipient of a grant from the Inter-American Development Bank: “The Emergence of New Successful Export Activities in Latin America & The Caribbean”, 2006.
Fellow for a workshop, “The Corporation as a Social Institution” sponsored by the Social Science Research Council and held annually at the University of California, Berkeley.
Fellow for a summer institute on “The Economics and Politics of Labor in Advanced Societies” sponsored by the Social Science Research Council and the German-American Academic Council in August, 1999 and July, 2000.
Recipient of DAAD scholarship from the German government to study Economics in Bremen, Germany during the 93-94 academic year.
Graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Dayton.
Artículos: 
Export emergence of differentiated goods from developing countries: Export pioneers and business practices in Argentina”, 2013 Journal of Development Economics, co-written with Alejandro Artopolous and Juan Carlos Hallak
Forging a Comparative Institutional Advantage in Argentina: Implications for Theory and Praxis? 2011 Human Relations 64(4): 553-572
“TV Formats in Argentina” 2011 a chapter in a book edited by Charles Sabel for the Inter-American Development Bank, written with Alejandro Artopolous and Juan Carlos Hallak.
Lifting the Domestic Veil: The Challenges of Exporting Differentiated Goods Across the Development Divide? 2011 National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 16947, written with Alejandro Artopolous and Juan Carlos Hallak
Organic Wine Production: The Case of Bodega Colomé in Argentina? 2010 International Journal of Wine Business Research 22:2, written with Zilber S and Machado do Nascimento, L.
Challenges of Exporting Differentiated Products to Developed Countries: The Case of SME-dominated Sectors in a Semi-Industrialized Country? Working Paper for the Inter-American Development Bank written with Alejandro Artopoulos and Juan Carlos Hallak, January 2007
Coordinación Conjuntos de una red de PyMEs: El Caso del Distrito de Maquinaria Agrícola (DIMA)? 2006, a case study for the Universidad de San Andrés
Transferring a Lean Production Concept from Germany to the United States: the Impact of Labor Laws and Training Systems?. 2005 Academy of Management Executive 19: 50-58