Maria Lapeira, PhD

Assistant Professor, Strategy and International Business

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Dr. Maria Lapeira’s research interests include family businesses, emerging market multinationals, and the internationalization of Latin American firms. She is also interested in studying the role of women in multinationals and their effect on firm performance and strategy. Her teaching experience at Florida International University focused on international business courses and general management courses. Her goal is to connect Latin American businesses with the academic community in the United States to collaborate on consulting projects with Suffolk students.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Best Reviewer Award, International Management Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2021

Professional Activities

  • Session Chair, Institutions and Culture in International Management, Academy of Management 2021


Recent Intellectual Contributions

Samara, G., Jamali, D., & Lapeira, M. (2019). Why and how should SHE make her way into the family business boardroom? Business Horizons, 62(1), 105-115.

Intellectual Contributions

Portrait of Portrait of Maria Lapeira.

Courses Taught

MBA750: Building Global Connections
SIB101: Globalization

Degrees/Professional Certifications

  • PhD, MIB, Florida International University
  • MBA, BA, Universidad del Norte