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Curci, Roberto

Professor - Finance
College of Business

rcurci@butler.edu
317/940-9980

Holcomb Building - 257



Resumé/Vitae

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise

  • Teaching: International Finance, Applied International Business, and Financial Derivatives
  • Research: International Finance, Firm's Internationalization, and Immigrant-Owned Businesses

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

  • Curci, Roberto, Noriko Yagi, and Robert Mackoy (2012). "The Internationalization of Businesses in the Greater Indianapolis Area: Understanding their Scope and Strategies,' Journal of Management Policy and Practice, 13(1),  pp. 67-90.
  • Scott, Dulce M., Roberto Curci, and Robert Mackoy (2012). "Hispanic Business Enterprise Success: Ethnic Resources, Market Orientation, or Market Exchange Embeddedness?" Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies, 6, pp. 37-54.
  • Curci, Roberto and Robert Mackoy (2010). "Immigrant Business Enterprises (IBEs): A Classification Framework Conceptualization and Test," Thunderbird International Business Review, Vol. 52 (2), pp.107-121.
  • Scott, Dulce M., Robert Mackoy, and Roberto Curci (2010). "Socio/Economic Ethnic Entrepreneurship Development Theories: An Analysis of Hispanic Business Enterprises in Central Indiana," Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences, Vol. 13 (1), pp. 97-111.
  • Curci, Roberto and Guillermo Cardoza (2009). "Spanish Foreign Direct Investments in Latin America: Internationalization Strategies and Financial Management Practices," Journal of Comparative International Management, Vol. 12 (1), pp. 29-46.
  • Curci, Roberto and Guillermo Cardoza (2009). "Spanish Foreign Direct Investments in Latin America: Internationalization Strategies and Financial Management Practices," included as a full paper in the proceedings of the 2009 Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS) Annual Conference held in Guadalajara, Mexico, April 1-3, 2009.
  • Pizarro, Veronica, Sakthi Mahenthiran, David Cademartori, and Roberto Curci (2009). "The Impact of Chilean Publicly Traded Firms' Ownership Structures on Performance Disclosure Levels," included as a full paper in the Proceedings of the 2009 Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS) Annual Conference held in Guadalajara, Mexico, April 1-3, 2009.
  • Veronica Pizarro, Sakthi Mahenthiran, David Cademartori, and Roberto Curci (2007). "The Chilean Corporate Governance System: The Effect of Non-Bank Financial Intermediaries and Auditors on Earnings Quality and Disclosure Levels," included a full paper in the Proceedings of the 2007 Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics (JCAE), 2nd JCAE symposium, pp. 1-26, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Brown, Cynthia, and Roberto Curci (2004). "Brazilian Real Futures Trading and Volatility in the Brazilian Equity Market," International Finance Review, Vol. 5, pp. 99-111.
  • Bangura, Alhassan and Roberto Curci (2004). "An Empirical Analysis of U.S. Equity Market Spillover Effects into the Equity and Labor Markets of Brazil," International Finance Review, Vol. 5, pp. 365-381.
  • Curci, Roberto, Terrance Grieb, and Mario G. Reyes (2003). "Intertemporal Covariance and Correlation Stability in Mexican Stock Returns," Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 8(1), pp. 37-48.
  • Curci, Roberto, Terrance Grieb, and Mario G. Reyes (2002). "Mean and Volatility Transmission for Latin American Markets," Studies in Economics and Finance, Vol. 20(2), pp. 39-57.
  • Brown, Cynthia J. and Roberto Curci (2002). "Mexican Peso Futures and Exchange Rate Volatility," Latin American Business Review, Vol. 3(1), pp. 75-90.
  • Curci, Roberto (2002). "La Evaluación de Proyectos en las PYMES" (Projects Evaluation in Small and Medium-Sized Firms), a chapter in the book Administración de las Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas: Retos y Problemas ante la Nueva Economía Global (Small and Medium-Sized Business Administration: Challenges and Problems in the New Global Economy) edited by José Barragán and José Pagan, Editorial Trillas, México, pp. 168-184.
  • Curci, Roberto, Robert A.. Clark, and Cynthia J. Brown (2001). "Market Interdependence; Gold Bullion, S&P500, Mining Company ADR's and Underlying Security Markets," Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 6 (3), pp. 5-15.
  • Gökce, Soydemir and Roberto Curci (2001). "International Transmission of Equity Market Movements: American Depository Receipts, U.S., and Asian Equity Markets," The Southern Business & Economic Journal, Vol. 24(4), pp.265-282.
  • Grosse, Robert, Evan Tanner, and Roberto Curci (2001). "Returns on Bank Deposits in Latin America, (Is There a Free Lunch?)," Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 6 (2), pp. 37-51.
  • Mahenthiran, Sakthi and Roberto Curci (2001). "The Relationship Patterns Between Accounting Numbers and Market Values: The Case of NAFTA's Banking Industry Vs Holding Companies," The Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Vol. 9 (6), pp. 13-26.
  • Curci, Roberto and Cynthia Brown (2001). "Pattern of Equity Returns in Emerging Markets: The Case of Colombia," Global Business and Finance Review, Vol. 6 (1), pp. 57-68.
  • Curci, Roberto (1999). "An Empirical Investigation of Latin American ADRs: Impact on Portfolio Diversification and Spillover Effects between Equity Markets," included as a full paper in the proceedings of the 1999 Academic of International Business (AIB) U.S. Southwest Chapter Conference, pp. 1-7. Houston, Texas.
  • Curci, Roberto and Fernando Jaramillo (1997). "The Use of ADRs to Finance Investment in Colombia and Latin America," a chapter in the book Generating Savings for Latin American Development edited by Robert Grosse, North-South Center Press - University of Miami, pp. 85-111.
  • Curci, Roberto (1997). "Impact of Central Bank Independence on Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America: A Preliminary Assessment," included as a full paper in the proceedings of the 1997 Assembly of the Latin American Council of Business Schools (CLADEA), XXXII Annual Meeting, pp. 63-69. ITESM. Monterrey, Mexico.
  • Curci, Roberto and Fernando Jaramillo (1995). "Los ADRs como Mecanismos de Financiación para las Empresas Colombianas" (The ADRs as financial mechanisms for Colombian Corporations), Publicaciones ICESI, vol.56 (July-September), pp. 9-59.


Education/Experience

Education/Degrees

  • University of Texas - Pan American, Ph.D. International Business, Finance, 1999
  • University of Miami, M.B.A. Finance, International Business, Management,1993
  • ICESI University, Cali, Colombia, B.B.A, Management, 1991
  • ICESI University, Cali, Colombia, B.S. Systems Engineering, 1989

Awards/Honors

  • Fulbright Scholar, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China, 2011-2012
  • Outstanding Faculty Achievement, Butler University, 2008-2009
  • Best Paper Award, Conference on Trends in Global Business, Quinnipiac University, 2008
  • Recipient Eli Lilly Foundation's Eugene Ratliff Endowed Chair of Finance, Butler University, 2004-Current
  • Participant in Indy's Stanley K. Lacy (SKL) Leadership Program, 2002-2003
  • Member of the Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma, 2002-Current
  • Faculty Development in International Business Seminar Fellowship, Thunderbird University, 1998
  • Research Fellowship, University of Texas - Pan American, 1996-1999
  • Faculty Development in International Business Seminar Fellowship, Indiana University, 1996
  • Study Abroad Scholarship - MBA studies at the University of Miami, 1993 
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Graduated Cum Laude, ICESI University, 1991

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  • Board Member, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (ICO), 2013-Current
  • Board Member, Health & Science Innovations, Inc., 2012-Current
  • Indianapolis-Campinas Sister City Committee, Economic Development Chair, 2011-Current
  • Member of IUPUI Solutions Center Advisory Board, 2005-Current
  • Co-Chair Hispanic Business Council, Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, 2005-2008
  • Board Member and Treasurer, Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS), 2004-2008
  • Official Member of the City of Indianapolis - Mayor's Commission on Latino Affairs, 2002-2008
  • Member of Merrill Lynch Diversity Board of Advisors, 2006
  • President and Board Member - Indianapolis Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC), 2001-2004
  • President of Indy's SADCO's Board of Directors, A Hispanic Not-For-Profit Organization, 2000-2002

Association Memberships (professional/educational)

  • Academic of International Business, AIB
  • Financial Management Association International, FMA
  • Business Association of Latin American Studies, BALAS

Professional Experience

  • Butler University, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs, 2012-Current
  • Butler University, Professor of Finance, 2012-Current
  • Fulbright Scholar, Lingnan University (Hong Kong), 2011-2012
  • Butler University, Internationalization Champion for Graduate Programs, 2009-Current
  • Butler University, Eugene Ratliff Endowed Chair Professor of Finance, 2004-Current
  • Research Fellowship Residence, Instituto de Empresas (Spain), 2005-2006
  • Butler University, Associate Professor of Finance, 2004-2012 
  • Butler University, Assistant Professor of Finance, 1999-2004. Courses Taught: Corporate Finance, Foundations in Finance, Financial Institutions, Instruments, and Markets, and International Financial Management.
  • University of Texas - Pan American, Teaching Assistant, 1996-1999. Courses Taught: International Finance, Financial Institutions & Markets, and Financial Accounting.
  • ICESI University, Cali, Colombia Assistant Professor of Finance and International Business Program Coordinator, 1994-1996. Planned and directed graduate courses and executive seminars in international business. Graduate Courses Taught: International Finance, Capital Markets, and International Business.
  • Associate Financial Consultant, Fernandez & Asociados Ltda., Cali, Colombia, 1995-1996. Performed company valuations for clients' merger and acquisition processes, directed a project through which the firm became part of BKR, a worldwide association of independent accounting and business advisers.
  • M.B.A. Internship, McGuire & McGuire Banking Consultants, Miami, Florida, 05/93-08/93. Prepared strategic plans for foreign banks with operations in Miami, researched and analyzed international trade between the United States and Latin American countries, estimated banks' operations potential growth.
  • Foreign Currency Financial Analyst, Gillette Company, Cali, Colombia, 1990-1992. Executed financial forecasts, administered investment/financial operation requirements, obtained government approval for capital investments, designed and implemented the company's international trade data bank.
  • Computer Information Systems Analyst, Gillette Company, Cali, Colombia, 1988-1990. Planned and implemented the firm's office automation projects, analyzed software/hardware requirements, trained microcomputer users, assisted in the Information Systems Department's strategic planning.