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Elizabeth Salamanca

Nonresident Scholar


Elizabeth Salamanca, Ph.D., is a nonresident scholar for the Center for the United States and Mexico, a summer 2016 and summer 2015 Puentes Visiting Scholar, and a professor at the School of Business and Economics at the University of the Americas Puebla (UDLAP). Her research interests focus on migration issues and Latin American emerging markets.

Salamanca chaired UDLAP’s Department of International Business Administration from August 2010 through June 2014. She edited and co-authored the book “International Management Perspectives,” and authored the book “Human Resources Strategies in the Restaurant Industry: Overcoming Institutional Voids in Latin American Emerging Markets.” In addition, her work on entrepreneurial migration from Mexico to the U.S. has been published in academic peer-reviewed journals. She is a member of the Researchers National System (SNI) in Mexico.

Salamanca has a doctorate in social and economic sciences from the Johannes Kepler University-Linz in Austria; an MBA jointly conferred by the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain), the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Nantes (France), and the University of Bradford (England); and a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management from UDLAP.

Contact at elizabeth.salamanca@udlap.mx.