Mr Juan Mondragon Quintana

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About me

My central concern is the society's common good and particularly the question of how countries can achieve their economic progress. I pursue this concern through four research interests, which appeal to it at different levels:

  1. Global capitalism and agency, mostly how social actors interact with institutions to democratise the distribution of wealth and diminish the negative effects of capitalism.
  2. Multinational companies and their innovative capacity, especially how they draw from innovation systems, both at home and in host countries.
  3. Technology parks as policy tools to enhance firms' internationalisation strategies
  4. Business schools and their role in training new business leaders and managers, who ultimately drive firms to innovate, provide decent employment opportunities, and gain profits sustainably.

I am especially keen to analyse these phenomena from the perspective of emerging markets. Also, and given my previous experience in the public sector and the political arena, I am enthusiastic to understand the world of public policy and eager to generate connections and partnerships in this area. Alongside these interests, my masters' thesis, which was later turned into a book, addresses the problem of public funding of political parties in Mexico, benchmarking the country's regulations against the international conventions on electoral integrity, transparency, and anti-corruption.

I have been involved in the teaching teams of the following modules:

  • UMEDKL-30-0  Economics and accounting for the real world (Foundation)
  • UMED8A-15-1  Understanding the business and economic environment (Year 1)
  • UMEDRS-15-1  Evolutions of economy and industry (Year 1)
  • UMED85-15-2  Economic theory, policy and applications (Year 2)
  • UMED8D-15-1  Economic principles in a contemporary context (Year 1)
  • UMEDGW-15-1 Economics for events and marketing (Year 1)

Alongside supervising students' dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, I also have teaching experience in modules related to emerging economics, public management, business development and value creation, and economics of consumer behaviour at the postgraduate level. As part of the Learning Hub of the Bristol Business School, I support students with their academic skills, either by delivering workshops or through one-to-one, tailored appointments.

I hold a BSc (Hons) in Political Science and Public Administration from the Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico), and Master's in Public Policy from FLACSO (Mexico) and a Master's in Public Administration from Harvard University (US). I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and am currently pursuing the PG Certificate in Academic Professional Practice at UWE Bristol. I am also a PhD candidate in Global Political Economy from the University of Bristol. 

Area of expertise

Capitalism and institutions, innovation systems, multinational companies, business schools, emerging markets, international business


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