Business History in Latin America: The Experience of Seven Countries

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Ruth Capriles is professor in the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and researcher in the Faculty of Law in the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas in Venezuela. She has a doctorate in Political Sciences from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and possesses a particular interest in the intricate relationship between economic influence and political power, on which many of her publications have focused. In particular she is the author of Los negocios de Román Delgado Chalbaud (Caracas, 1991); a three-volume work, Diccionario de la corrupción en Venezuela (Caracas, 1989–1992); La Cultura del Trabajo en Venezuela (Caracas, 1996); and a work on ethics, Elementos de un individualismo no posesivo (Caracas, 1995).

Mario Cerutti obtained his PhD from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands and is now Professor of American History in the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras in the Univeridad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey in Mexico. He was the founding editor of Siglo XIX: Revista de Historia and edited the journal until 1990. He is also director of the series Historia económica del norte de México (siglos XIX y XX). His most recent books are Historia de las grandes empresas en México (with Carlos Marichal, Mexico City, 1997), Empresarios españoles y sociedad capitalista en México, 1840–1920 (Colombres, 1995), Frontera e historia económica (with Miguel Gonzalez, Monterrey, 1994), Burguesía, capitales e industria en el norte de México (Mexico City, 1992), and Burguesía e industria en América Latina e Europa meridional (edited with Menno Vellinga, Madrid, 1989).

Carlos Dávila obtained his PhD from Northwestern University with a thesis on contemporary economic and political elites in urban Colombia. He has taught for over twenty years at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, where he is now Professor, and has also been Latin American Visiting Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford and Visiting Research Scholar in the Business History Unit at the London School of Economics. He is the author of El empresariado colombiano: una perspectiva histórica (Bogotá, 1986), and Historia empresarial de Colombia: estudios, problemas, y perspectivas (Bogotá, 1991). Currently he is working on the indexed housing credit system in Colombia and the history of one of the banks in this sector.

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