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Maria Esther Morales Fajardo

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Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (México)


Maria Esther Morales is a PhD in Social Sciences specialized in International Relations by the Metropolitan Autonomous University, Campus Xochimilco. She is a level 1 member of the Researchers National System, part of the National Scientific and Technological Bureau of Mexico (Conacyt). Dr. Morales is also an Associate Professor of the Regional Center for Multidisciplinary Research at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and faculty member of the Department of Economics at Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEMex). Her research interests are Regional Integration in Latin America, Foreign Direct Investment and Latin America multinational firms, and Mexico and South America Country Foreign Policy.

She has authored the following books:

"Manual para la elaboración de protocolos de investigación en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades" (Handbook for the elaboration of dissertation proposals in Social Sciences and Humanities, UNAM, 2015 with M. Ramírez-Aceves).

"Puentes y vacíos en la relación Mercosur-México" (Bridges and gaps in the Mercosur-Mexico relationship, UAEMex, 2011).

Other recent publications are:

"Learning and management skills: the internationalization of Grupo Arcor. Analysis from a Process-Based Approach" (Revista de Dirección y Administración de Empresas, with Plata Soto, C., Núm. 21)

"Multilatinas' internationalization and reciprocal investment: Brazil and Mexico's cases" (Paradigma Económico, with Díaz C., M.A., Vol. 6, núm. 2)

"Multi-Latin Investment. Taking Advantage or Regional Integration?" (in Espacio Abierto Cuaderno Venezolano de Sociología, with Mochi, P. y Girardo, C., Vol. 23, núm. 4).