Ronald M. Rivas, PhD Associate Professor of Management
BS, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering -- Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Perú.
MA, (Magíster en Administración) -- Universidad ESAN, Lima, Perú
PhD, Strategic management and International Comparative Management -- Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles
A global management specialist fluent in four languages, Dr. Rivas’ professional activities have taken him to 15 countries in Asia, the Americas and Europe. His research and teaching focus on the dynamics of globalization and its impact on global strategy and international entrepreneurial strategy. One area of his research is the globalization of Latin America and Pacific Rim economies. Another aspect of his work is concerned with foundational issues in business strategy, such as entrepreneurial strategies, first-mover advantages, and the impact of technology and resource strategies on business performance.
Dr. Rivas joined the Canisius College faculty in 2005. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Rivas served as assistant professor of management at Bentley College in Boston, Long Island University in New York, and University ESAN in Lima, Perú. While earning his doctoral degree, Dr. Rivas won the university-wide competition for a dissertation graduate fellowship at UCLA and held two fellowships. Dr. Rivas is an active participant in the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business, the Strategic Management Society, and the Business Association of Latin American Studies. His research has been published in DSpace of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s International Motor Vehicle Program and in a number of conference proceedings.
Dr. Rivas has designed and taught "Strategic Management," "Introduction to Management," and "Competing in Global Markets" courses taught at Canisius College, and co-designed "Global Strategy for the Information Age," and "Business Processes and Strategy" courses taught in MBA program at Bentley College. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the T.O.P.S. enterprise, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of the Jefferson Avenue area of Buffalo.
In April 2009, he was awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant.