Patricia Marquez

Dean, The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
Associate Professor of Management
Patricia Marquez
(619) 260-7875
Office Location
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 101
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Socio-Cultural Anthropology
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley, Socio-Cultural Anthropology
  • BA, Bowdoin College, Mathematics
Areas of Expertise

Selected Publications

  • Private Utilities and Poverty Alleviation: Market Initiatives at the Base of the Pyramid, Edward Elgar
  • Paradojas de la Integración de las Mujeres. In ¿Cabemos todos? Los Desafíos de la Inclusión (M. Ribes, ed.), Editorial Arte
  • En esta Venezuela: Realidades y Nuevos Caminos, Ediciones IESA
  • Evolution of an Alliance Portfolio to Develop an Inclusive Business, Social Partnerships and Responsible Business: A Research Handbook
  • El Emprendimiento Social Corporativo, Responsabilidad Social. Pearson

Working Papers

  • Socially Inclusive Networks for Building BOP Markets
  • Rethinking Organizations that Serve Latin America's Mass Markets


Before coming to the School of Business Administration, Patricia Márquez was a professor at IESA Business School in Caracas, Venezuela. She was the Cisneros Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University and visiting professor at Harvard Business School for the academic year 2005-2006. She has taught graduate and executive education courses on Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Business Initiatives at the Base-of-the-Pyramid, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Enterprise.  At the undergraduate level she teaches Business & Society.Márquez current research is on the role business can play in alleviating poverty worldwide. She is an active participant of the Social Enterprise Knowledge Network (SEKN) coordinating SEKN’s research project “Market-Based Poverty Reduction in Iberoamerica” (2005-2009).