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Isabel Botero, PhD

Assistant Professor & George E. and Mary Lee Fischer Chair, Entrepreneurship PhD
College of Business, W212
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Dr. Botero joined us from Stetson University in Florida, where she served as Assistant Professor of Family Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. She received both undergraduate and advanced degrees from the University of Antioquia in Colombia and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. 

Dr. Botero is an internationally recognized expert in family business. She has published more than 40 articles, and scholarly chapters on family enterprise, edited Family Firms in Latin America, and has spoken to audiences around the world on her research. She is a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute, a Board Member of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy, and a Board Member of the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project.


  • PhD (Communication) Michigan State University
  • MS (Communication) Michigan State University
  • Specialist (Organizational Communication) Universidad de Antioquia
  • BA (Social Communication & Journalism) Universidad de Antioquia

Awards & Honors

Fulbright Scholar

WIFU – Wittener Institut für Familienunternehmen, Witten/Herdecke University Germany. Research Scholar April 1 to June 30th, 2023.

Best Paper Contribution

Practice Award International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) Conference, 2022

Best Paper Contribution to Practice, 2021

International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) Conference

Best Conceptual Paper Award, 2020

International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) Conference

Hand Award for Research

Stetson University

Recent Research & Publications

Curriculum Vita

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