Professor Jesus C. Peña-Vinces, is a Senior Lecturer at the College of Economics and Business, at the Universidad de Sevilla. He is a PhD. in Economics and Business (University of Seville). He has been visiting scholar at the University of Houston and visiting faculty of Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University. Also; he is a visiting professor at several universities in Latin-America. Furthermore, he has been a consultant for various regional governments of South America. Before starting his academic career, he was a businessman in the wood industry (Lima-Perú). His research is focused on Latin American economies covering topics as competitiveness (economic policy and strategy), international trade, entrepreneurship, regional development and human capital. He has published in journals of economics and business: Economic Systems, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Management Decision, International Entrepreneurship Management Journal, European Business Review, Journal of Economics and Administrative Sciences, among others. Additionally, is editor-in-chief for the East Asian Journal of Business Management and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Distribution Science.