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Universidad EAFIT
Carrera 49 # 7 sur -50 Medellín Antioquia Colombia
Carrera 12 # 96-23, oficina 304 Bogotá Cundinamarca Colombia
(57)(4) 2619500

Docentes e investigadores EAFIT Heiko Marc Schmidt

Heiko Marc Schmidt

Área de Gestión Global

Información general

PhD Candidate, Universidad EAFIT // Profesor Asistente


  • ​Teléfono/phone:(57) (604) 261​9500.
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  • Dirección/address:Carrera 49 número 7 sur 50, Medellín (Colombia). Bloque 26, oficina 614.
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Resumen CV / Summary

Heiko Schmidt es professor del área de gestión global y candidato a doctor en administración en Universidad EAFIT. Su investigación y tesis se enfocan en strategy-making en emprendimientos internacionales, aplicando enfoques de práctica y proceso al estudio de estrategia y emprendimientos. Dicta cursos de Gestión Intercultural, Gestión Internacional, Comunicación Intercultural, y Relaciones Públicas y Lobby. También es traductor oficial para Español-Alemán y tiene experiencia previa como (co-)fundador de dos empresas.

Heiko Schmidt is a professor in the Department of Global Management and Ph.D. candidate in management at Universidad EAFIT, Colombia. His research and thesis focus on strategy-making in international entrepreneurship, applying practice and process approaches to the study of strategy and entrepreneurship. His courses taught include Intercultural Management, International Management, Intercultural Communication, Public Relations and Lobby. He is also an official (sworn) translator for Spanish-German and has prior experience as (co-)founder of two independent businesses.

Intereses académicos e investigativos / Research and Teaching Interest

  • Keywords: Strategy and Entrepreneurship as Practice, International Entrepreneurship, Practice and Process approaches in Organizational Studies
  • Intellectual Agenda: I am interested in recognizing, understanding, and improving the practices of entrepreneurs, in the widest possible sense of the word, in challenging and non-traditional environments. I´m specifically interested in forms of social, international, and “main-street" entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems. I wish to understand entrepreneurship through practice and process approaches, which further a compassionate and holistic understanding of entrepreneurial work and thus help entrepreneurs create impact.
  • Empirical Agenda: I wish to document the practices in Latin American entrepreneurial ecosystems, especially in Colombia and the city of Medellín, their international embeddedness, and how the local empirical realities change phenomena previously described for developed economy contexts.
  • Impact Agenda: I aim to conduct research with a meaningful positive impact on participants, valuing and rewarding their participation in the process, co-creating knowledge, and tackling tough problems jointly. I further wish to recognize, value, legitimize, and broadcast the innovation and positive change brought about in and from Latin America through the work of entrepreneurs.

Estudios realizados / Education

  • ​Ph.D. (c)in Management, Universidad EAFIT.
  • Diplom(FH) in European Business Administration, ESB Reutlingen, Germany, in Cooperation with Reims Management School (RMS, now NEOMA), France.

Publicaciones / Publications

  • ​Schmidt, H. M., & Santamaria-Alvarez, S. M. (2023) “Born Global in 1847: International Entrepreneurship at Siemens", Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences. 10.1002/cjas.1715
  • Schmidt, H. M., Reyes-Sarmiento, M. E., & Santamaría-Alvarez, S. M. (2023). Globalwork – Building a start-up in Colombia. In R. Whittington, P. Regnér, D. Angwin, G. Johnson, & K. Scholes (Eds.), Exploring Strategy (13th ed.). Pearson Education.
  • Schmidt, H. M., & Santamaria-Alvarez, S. M. (2021). Routines in International Business: A semi-systematic review of the concept, Journal of International Management. doi:
  • Díaz, J. C., Aguilar-Barrientos, S., & Schmidt, H. M. (2019). Multilingual Education for International Business: Insights on Undergraduate Program Design from Colombia. In B. Christiansen, & E. Turkina (Eds.), Applied Psycholinguistics and Multilingual Cognition in Human Creativity (pp. 207-231). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-6992-3.ch009 

Ponencias/ International Academic Conference Papers

  • Schmidt, H. M., Santamaria-Alvarez, S. M. (2023). Approximating “withness" through thinking of warp and weft in grounded theory, competitive paper for AIB-LAC 2023, Sao Paulo
  • Schmidt, H. M., Santamaria-Alvarez, S. M. (2023). Imprinting effects of a crisis in an international new venture, interactive paper for AIB-LAC 2023, Sao Paulo
  • Schmidt, H.M., Reyes-Sarmiento, M.E., Santamaria-Alvarez, S. M. (2022). Strategy-making with the ecosystem: how ecosystem actors help start-ups. 11th International Doctoral Consortium, Medellín.
  • Fuerst, S, Schmidt, H. M. (2022). Tackling the microfoundations in international entrepreneurship: Networking as entwined practices, PDW at EaP 7, Amsterdam, 2022. 
  • Schmidt, H. M. (2021). Strategy-making in an International New Venture from Colombia. Sheth/AIB Doctoral Consortium, AIB 2021, Miami.
  • Schmidt, H. M. (2021). Changes in entrepreneurial practices during a crisis: Evidence from a Colombian international new venture during the COVID pandemic. 10th International Doctoral Consortium, Mexico
  • Schmidt, H. M., Santamaria-Alvarez, S. M. (2021). Born Global in 1847: International Entrepreneurship at Siemens, competitive paper presented at AIB-LAC 2021, Miami.
  • Schmidt, H. M. (2020). Strategy-making during Entrepreneurial Internationalization. Sheth/AIB Doctoral Consortium, AIB 2020, Miami.
  • Fuerst, S, Schmidt, H. M. (2020). Tackling the microfoundations in international entrepreneurship: Networking as entwined practices, competitive paper presented at the 55° Asamblea Anual CLADEA 2020.
  • Schmidt, H. M., Fuerst, S. (2020). Toward a Practice Perspective in International Entrepreneurship, interactive paper presented at AIB-LAC, 2020.
  • Schmidt, H. M. (2019). Strategizing during Entrepreneurial Internationalization, presented at the doctoral consortium of the 11th Conference of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management, Bogotá, 2019.
  • Schmidt, H. M., Fuerst, S. (2019). Toward a Practice Perspective in International Entrepreneurship, interactive paper presented at the 45th EIBA Annual Conference, Leeds, 2019.

Conferencias en Eventos Profesionales/ Conferences Interventions in Professional Events  

  • “Falacias en enfoques interculturales", 1er Congreso de Profesiones Internacionales – RCPI, Bogotá, 2023.  


Logros profesionales y/o Académicos

  • Warwick Summer School on Practice and Process Research Fellowship 2022.
  • AIB LAC 2020 Best Reviewer Award.
  • ​Alan Rugman Memorial Fund for IB Masterclasses at Henley Business School, Reading.

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