Miguel Rivera-Santos is an Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business at Babson College, where he has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in strategy, international business, and business-led poverty alleviation for several years. He received his MSc and PhD in Strategy from HEC School of Management, Paris.
Prof. Rivera-Santos's current research focuses on cross-partnerships for poverty alleviation. These are partnerships involving firms, NGOs, and government, and combining goals of poverty alleviation and profitability. Recent and on-going research projects include, among others: the interaction between formal and informal environments in subsistence markets, and its implications for business and policy; the assessment of the impact on local communities of business-led initiatives at the Base of the Pyramid; the organizational specificities of cross-sector partnerships; the differences between business-driven and social innovations, and their implications for firm’s capabilities; a theory-driven literature review of the Base of the Pyramid literature.
His work has been published in a variety of academic journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, International Business Review, and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, as well as in several academic and practitioner-oriented books. He presents his research regularly in all the major international academic conferences, including the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business, and Strategic Management Society. He is also the author of several case studies, including two case series: "MTN vs. Orange in Cameroon" and "The Amazon-Toys'R'Us Alliance".