Patricia Márquez

Patricia Márquez
Phone: (619) 260-7795
Fax: (619) 260-4162
Office: Kroc Inst for Peace & Justice 241

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Dean, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, Associate Professor of Management

  • PhD, Socio-Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
  • MA, Socio-Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA, Mathematics, Bowdoin College

Patricia Márquez is Dean of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego, the first stand-alone school of peace and justice in the United States. The Kroc School prepares students from around the world—including countries affected by violent conflict—in peacebuilding, human rights, conflict resolution and social innovation. Since her arrival at USD in 2007, Dr. Márquez has developed the Center for Peace and Commerce (CPC), the Social Innovation Challenge and the USD Changemaker Hub. Previously, Dr. Márquez was a professor and Dean at IESA, a School of Business in Caracas, Venezuela. Her research centers on the intersection of business and social value creation, with an emphasis on poverty alleviation through market mechanisms.  In 2016, Dr. Márquez received the San Diego Business Journal Women Who Mean Business Award and in 2017 she was given the San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club Peacemaker of the Year Award.

Dr. Márquez has a BA from Bowdoin College, and received her MA and PhD in socio-cultural anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Watch Dean Márquez's TEDx Talk here.


Journal Articles

Reficco, E., Marquez, P. (2012). Inclusive Networks for Building BOP Markets. Business & Society, 51 (3), 512-554.

Spectic, W., Marquez, P., Kozak, R. (2012). Critical Areas and Entry Points for Sustainability-Related Strategies in the Sugarcane-Based Ethanol Industry of Brazil. Business Strategy and the Environment, 21 (6), 370-386.

Gelfand, M., Raver, J., Nishii, L., et al. (2011). Differences Between Tight and Loose Societies: A 33-Nation Study.Science, 332 (May 27): 1100-1005


Marquez, P. C., Rufin, C. (2011). Private Utilities and Poverty Alleviation: Market Initiatives at the Base of the Pyramid. Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Marquez, P. C., Reficco, E., Berger, G. (2010). Socially Inclusive Business: Engaging the Poor Through Market Initiatives in Iberoamerica. Cambridge, MA: David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University Press.

Marquez, P. C., Reficco, E., Berger, G. (2010). Negocios Inclusivos: Iniciativas de Mercado con los Pobres de Iberoamérica. Washington, DC: Interamerican Development Bank.

Book, Chapters

Schmutzler, J., Gutierrez, R., Reficco, E., Marquez, P. (2013). Evolution of an Alliance Portofolio to Develop an Inclusive Business. In Seitanidi, M. and Crane, A. (eds.), Social Partnerships and Responsible Business: A Research Handbook. Routledge.

Marquez, P., Reficco, E. (2013). Emprendimiento Social Corporativo y Valor Compartido. In Marquina, P. (ed.), Responsabilidad Social: Una Tarea Pendiente. Lima, Perú: Pearson.

Bruni, J., Gonzalez, R., Marquez, P. (2009). De la filantropía al cambio social o de cómo hacer empresas sostenibles en entornos adversos. In Penfold, M. and Vainrub, R. (eds.), Volar Alto: Cómo Enfrentan las Empresas Venezolanas la Adversidad? Caracas: Ediciones IESA.

Arenas, A., Bruni, J., Marquez, P., and Vernis, A. (2009). Strategy in Social Enterprises: A comparison of Business and Civil Society. In Robinson, J., Mair, J., and Hockerts, K. (eds.), International Perspectives in Social Entrepreneurship, 2nd volume. London: Palgrave MacMillian.