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Pisani, Michael

Professor / International Business / Jerry and Felicia Campbell Research Professorship



Dr. Pisani's research concerns the intersection of international business and development, and includes specific interests in economic informality, entrepreneurship, microenterprise development, sustainability, and cross-border business and economic phenomena in the Americas with a special focus on the Texas-Mexico borderlands, Latinos in the US, Central America (Belize, El Salvador, and Nicaragua), and the Caribbean (Haiti and Puerto Rico).  Professor Pisani has authored more than 100 articles and book chapters and four books including Batos, Bolillos, Pochos, and Pelados: Class and Culture on the South Texas Border, revised edition (University of Texas Press, 2017) as a co-author and of Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship: A New National Economic Imperative (Purdue University Press, forthcoming) as a co-editor the latter in conjunction with the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. In 2019, Dr. Pisani served as a US Fulbright Scholar in Paraguay (South America).

More about Michael Pisani

  • PhD, University of Texas - Pan-American [Now the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley]/
  • MA, University of New Mexico
  • MBA, University of New Mexico / AB, University of California, Davis