Professor L. has been associated with AIM since 1970. He was Head of the Research and Publications at AIM and Executive Director for AIM’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Corporate Governance (CG) Center and Associate Dean for the AIM Center for Entrepreneurship. Prof. teaches CSR and CG, Family Firms Management, Asian Business Systems and Strategy, Competitiveness and Cluster Development, and SME Entrepreneurship.Prof. has been engaged in teaching and consulting since 1970 not only in the Philippines but also in Malaysia, Singapore, China, India, and Bhutan with two years on-site stints in Indonesia as Academic Coordinator for the Salim Group and as Chief-of-Party for a USAID competitiveness project in the countries comprising Greater Mekong Sub-Region.His work experience covers three areas and industries: (1) agribusiness industries, such as sugar, coconut and palm oil plantations and high value products such as fruit and nut exports and aquaculture sea-foods; (2) family firms in real estate and construction, banking, fast moving consumer goods and bread and bakery products, (3) capacity-building for entrepreneurs in the Mekong Region, and (4) responsibility and governance in industrial estates and low-cost housing projects, schools and universities, power plants and mining firms. With respect to research, since 1968, Professor has written and/or supervised over 570 cases, working papers and notes on a wide range of functions. Prof. was a co-author in five books, He contributed chapters to two books on CSR and CG in the Philippines, and two in social development and entrepreneurship, and recently co-authored three journal publications.Prof. completed his Doctorate in Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, in International Business, graduated from the Ateneo University with a BA in Economics and an MBA and completed his MA in Economics from the University of Hawaii, East West Center.
Family Firm Structure and Dynamics, International Business, Entrepreneurship