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Graduate Programs

Merrimack College


PhD in Management, anticipated graduation date: November 2013
MS in International Business, University of Manchester, UK,
BS in Business Management, Johns Hopkins University
Certificate in Business Administration and Professional English, Georgetown University
BS in Industrial Engineering, Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala

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Phone: (978) 837-4468

 Courses Taught

Undergraduate: Strategic Analysis and Decision Making
Graduate: Competition, Innovation and Strategic Advantage

Recent Publications and Professional Experience


Godinez, J., Liu, L. How Does Corruption Distance Affect the Attraction of FDI in Latin America? Perspective from Developing Nations. Forthcoming in the International Business Review Journal.


Beyond the FDI Decision: Corruption and its Effect on Foreign Operations.


“Corruption Distance and its Effect on FDI to Latin America: A New Perspective” Academy of International Business, June 2013

  • · “Corruption distance and foreign direct investment flows,” Academy of International Business, UK Chapter, March 2013
  • · “How to do International Business,” Association of Economists of Guatemala, Guatemala City, July 2012
  • · “International Business as a tool for Development,” Annual meeting of Guatemalan scientists, Guatemala City, July 2012
  • · “How does corruption affect the attraction of FDI?” Revisiting Internationalization: Dynamics, Diversity and Sustainability, Aalborg Centre for International Business, Aalborg, Denmark, May 2012
  • · “Doctoral Colloquium Presentation,” Academy of International Business, UK Chapter, March 2011.


Academy of International Business

  • · Academy of International Business UK & Ireland Chapter
  • · International Business Review
  • · Journal of World Business


Academy of International Business

  • · Guatemalan Council of Science and Technology


Have held positions as Contracts Manager, Financial Analyst, Project Manager, and Assistant Manager.