Rafael and I first met a number of years ago when he was at the ITESM and working on developing a case study and analytical methodology for understanding the competitiveness of bi-national (US and Mexico) product operations. I have continued to interact with Rafael on this topic during the subsequent years. He has made many excellent contributions to thinking about the opportunities – for both the creation of high-value jobs and business growth – which can result from developing innovative trans-national collaborations. I very much respect and highly recommend him as a colleague.

Wendy Vittori