Prof. Dr. Claudia Nelly Berrones-Flemmig

Current research interests

  • SME Finance/Financial Management: Accounting, Financial Management and Financing for SMEs and start-ups, innovative financial instruments for SMEs
  • Social entrepreneurship: motivation and promotion of social entrepreneurship, social innovation, financing and financial management of social enterprises (with blended business models – social and lucrative) and social impact
  • Diaspora/Immigrant entrepreneurship: linkages of immigrant entrepreneurship with development and with international entrepreneurship

Education

  • 2010 PhD Dissertation with the topic: “Formal Financial Management and Internal Aspects of Enterprises and the Financing Process: The Case of Incubated and Non-incubated young SMEs in Mexico” at SEPT (Small Enterprise Promotion and Training) International Program; University of Leipzig
  • 2002 Advanced English course for lecturers (Intercultural Teaching Strategies in English) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2001 Teaching Redesign Certification, Level B (ITESM, Monterrey Campus, Mexico)
  • 1999 Master in Finance at EGADE Business School (ITESM, Monterrey Campus, Mexico). Topic of the Master thesis: “Risk quantification: an alternative approach to measure the uncertainty”
  • 1996 Bachelor in Marketing at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM, Mexico)

 

Work Experience

  • Since October 2019: Professor at IUBH University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
  • Since October 2016: Lecturer and researcher at International SEPT Program – Leipzig University
  • Since 2014: free-lance consultant for international SMEs and start-ups, particularly in Mexico and Germany. Specialization: Accounting and Financial Management, business planning and development of business models
  • Since 2010: free-lance lecturer and consultant in different online projects (Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Business Training Program, “Iniciativa Mexico”) and business courses from ITESM (Mexico) and for Finance courses and Master thesis supervision (topics about Finance for SMEs) at Leipzig University (International SEPT Program) and at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
  • 2006-2009 Financial consultant for young SMEs and start-ups of the ITESM Business Incubator Center
  • 2008-2010 Coordinator from SEPT International Program PhD Students (Small Enterprise Promotion and Training) at the University of Leipzig
  • 2007 Member of the selection committee from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), participating in the process to select the DAAD scholarship holders for the Master in Development of SMEs from the International SEPT Program, University of Leipzig
  • 2004–2006 Coordinator (on the part of ITESM University, in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico) of the project: „Advanced Studies in International Finance“ for the undergraduate course: International Finance, research project about emerging markets incorporated to an International Finance course, in which the students worked jointly with students from the University of Texas, at Austin, Belgorod State University, Russia and University of Shangai, China
  • 2004-2005 Coordinator of the project „Burkenroad Reports for SMEs” (financial and credit reports for SMEs, in cooperation with University of Tulane, New Orleans, U.S.A. and different universities in Latin America)
  • 2000–2005 Economics and Financial Assistant at GM and Associates – economics research consultant firm (Garza Morales y Asociados). Main Clients (industrial companies in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico): LAMOSA, CYDSA, IMSA.
  • 2000 Credit analyst for SMEs at COFINE, S.C. (Consultoría Financiera Especializada – specialized financial consultant firm in cooperation with First International Bank and MFR Securities, New York), Monterrey, N.L., Mexico.
  • 1999-2006 Lecturer at the Accounting and Finance Department from ITESM, Monterrey Campus
  • 1996-1999 Scientific Assistant at the Accounting and Finance Department from ITESM, Monterrey Campus

 

Teaching and training

  • Topics: Financial Accounting, Financial Management, Financial planning, International Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, Entrepreneurship Management, Financial Markets, Risk Management, Marketing, Human Resources and Strategic Planning
  • Skills: team management, organization, pedagogical, communication, intercultural communication

 

Publications

Books

  • Berrones, C. (2011). Formal Financial Management and Internal Aspects of Enterprises and the Financing Process: The Case of Incubated and Non-incubated young SMEs in Mexico“, Jena: Krause & Hunstock Publishers.

Published articles and scientific papers

  • Berrones, C. (2007). Fuentes de Financiamiento y Requerimientos para Empresas en Incubación. El Financiero, August, 8A.
  • Berrones, C. (2009). Recuperando la confianza entre las Pymes y el Sistema Financiero Mexicano: Problemas frecuentes de las Pymes durante el proceso de crédito. Portal Emprendetec, Centro de Incubadora de Empresas (Business Incubator Center), ITESM Campus Monterrey, Mexico, May.
  • Berrones, C. (2009). Profesionalización de las empresas Pymes jóvenes para eficientizar los procesos de financiamiento. Portal Emprendetec, Centro de Incubadora de Empresas (Business Incubator Center), ITESM Campus Monterrey, Mexico, May.
  • Berrones, C. (2013). ¿Cómo lograr una administración financiera formal en Pymes jóvenes?: Recomendaciones para las Pymes en proceso de incubación. Portal Emprendetec, Centro de Incubadora de Empresas (Business Incubator Center), ITESM Campus Monterrey, Mexico, May.
  • Imanbaeva, S., Berrones-Flemmig, C., & Dornberger, U. (2017). Innovative financial instruments for financial literacy in SMEs. In: P. L. Huong (Eds.): Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Emerging Challenges. Strategic Integration (pp. 265-274). Hanoi: Bach Khoa Publishing House.
  • Imanbaeva, S., Berrones-Flemmig, C., & Dornberger, U. (2018). Improving financial literacy in SMEs. In: Y.A. Cuero Acosta, C. Berrones-Flemmig, U. Dornberger & MNU. Nabi. (Eds.). iN4iN (2018), Proceedings iN4iN Network Conference 2017-Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Competitiveness (pp. 9-21). Leipzig, Germany: International SEPT Program, Leipzig University. ISBN: 3-934693-27-X.
  • Vershiyi, B.C., Berrones-Flemmig, C., & Dornberger, U. (2018). Hitting Two Targets With One Shot in the Context of Immigrant Entrepreneurship: Case Studies in Germany Related to Entrepreneurial Migrant Activities for the Development of the Home and Host Countries. Journal of Management issues, 1, 76-87. DOI 10.7172/1733-9758.2018.26.7.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, C., & Mauroner, O. (in press). Understanding social entrepreneurship in developing countries – A multiple case study from Mexico, International Journal of Business and Globalisation (IJBG).
  • Andoh, R.C., Berrones-Flemmig, C., & Dornberger, U. (in blind review process for publishing). Ghanaian Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Germany: Impact for Development in Ghana and Germany and their Motivation Factors. Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation (JEMI). 

Contributions for chapters

  • Berrones, C. (2014). Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Germany. In: N. Hernández, & J. Ramírez (Eds.). Small and Medium- Sized Enterprises (SME´s) A comparison of European and Latin American Cases (pp. 125-149). Bloomsbury India: Academic Reference Series. ISBN: 978-93-82951- 45- 2.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, C., Contreras, F., Cuero, Y., & Dornberger, U. (in review process for publishing). Finding an equilibrium between seeking-profit and Work-Life-Balance: The challenge of entrepreneurs within their SMEs. In: D. Ochnik (Eds.). Selflessness in Business. Katowice, Poland: Vernon Press.

Handbooks

  • Berrones-Flemmig, C.N. (2018). Handbook Module 203: SME Finance, Course Financial planning - a guide for good accounting and financial practices in SMEs, International SEPT Program, Leipzig University, Germany.

Presentations and working papers

  • Berrones, C. (2005). Experiencias del proceso de Enseñanza-Aprendizaje: Vinculación del ITESM con universidades extranjeras en un curso de Finanzas Internacionales a nivel professional. Presentation at RIEEE (Reunión de Intercambio de Experiencias en Estudios sobre Educación), ITESM, Campus Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, December.
  • Berrones, C., & Dornberger, U. (2007). The Role of Business Incubators in Financial Intermediation for Start-ups in Mexico.
  • Presentation at the ISBE (Institute for Small Business and Enterpreneurship) Conference 2007: International Enterpreneurship, Glasgow, November.
  • Berrones, C., & Dornberger, U. (2008). The Role of Business Incubators for the Financing of young SMEs in Mexico.
  • Presentation at the ISBE (Institute for Small Business and Enterpreneurship) Conference 2008: International Enterpreneurship, Belfast, Irland, November.
  • Berrones, C. (2009). Issues and problems of the credit process with regard to the SME Sector: Experiences in Mexico.
  • Presentation at the Sustainable Development and SME Conference 2009: SEPT (Small Enterprise Promotion and Training) und IMRE (International Management of Resources and Environment), Leipzig, June
  • Berrones, C., & Dornberger, U. (2009). Formal Financial Management and Internal Aspects of Enterprises and the Financing Process: The Case of Incubated and Non-incubated young SMEs in Mexico.
  • Presentation at the PhD Colloquium from the 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Conference G-Forum 2009, Leipzig, October.
  • Berrones, C., & Dornberger, U. (2010). Differences between Formal Financial Management and certain aspects of the financing process: The Case of Incubated and Non-Incubated young SMEs in Mexico, working paper.
  • Berrones, C., & Dornberger, U. (2010). Formal Financial Management and internal aspects of enterprises and the financing process, working paper.
  • Berrones, C. (2014). Finanzmanagement und Finanzierung für Gründungsunternehmen. Presentation at the Ferienakademie zum Gründungsmanagement, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, September.
  • Berrones, C. (2014). Social Entrepreneurship: Soziales Unternehmertum für eine bessere Welt.
  • Presentation at the Ferienakademie zum Gründungsmanagement, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, September.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, C. & Mauroner, O. (2014). Social entrepreneurship: Exploring the antecedents, motivation, and characteristics in developing countries – the example of Mexico. Presentation at the G-Forum 2014, Oldenburg, November.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, C. & Mauroner, O. (2015). Social entrepreneurship: Exploring the antecedents, motivation, and characteristics in developing countries – the example of Mexico. Presentation at the G-Forum 2015, Kassel, Oktober.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, C. (2016). Corporate Finance and Banking.
  • Trial lecture for the appeals process at the Westsächsischen FH Zwickau, April.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, C. (2016). Konfidenzintervalle. Trial lecture for the appeals process at the Westsächsischen FH Zwickau, April.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, C. (2016). Contemporary Challenges in Financial Fraud Detection.
  • Trial lecture for the appeals process at the BAU International University Berlin, April.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, C., & Mauroner, O. (2016). Exploring patterns of financing for social enterprises - a comparison of Mexico and Germany.
  • Presentation at the G-Forum 2016, HHL Leipzig, October.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, C.; Imanbaeva, S., & Dornberger, U. (2017). Financial resources for a better world: Development financing as a global trend in financial instruments for social and sustainable SMEs.
  • Presentation at the G-Forum 2017, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, October.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, C.; Vershiyi, B., & Dornberger, U. (2017). Hitting two targets with one shot in the context of diaspora entrepreneurship: Case studies in Germany related with entrepreneurial migrant activities for the development of the home and host countries.
  • Presentation at the IV International Scientific Conference Entrepreneurship for the XXI century. Images and perspectives, Centre for Entrepreneurship of the Faculty of Management, Warsaw University, Poland, November.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, C.; Imanbaeva, S., & Dornberger, U. (2017). Innovative financial instruments for financial literacy in SMEs.
  • Presentation at the In4in International Conference: Entrepreneurship and innovation for competitiveness, unlocking SME´s potentials under evolving challenges and opportunities in the markets, Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, November.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, C.; Imanbaeva, S., & Dornberger, U. (2017). Innovative financial instruments for financial literacy in SMEs.
  • Presentation at the International Conference on Emerging Challenges. Strategic Integration, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam, November.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, C.; Imanbaeva, S., & Dornberger, U. (2018). The impact of financial literacy apps for best accounting and financial management practices in SMEs.
  • Presentation at the G-Forum 2018, Universität Hohenheim (Stuttgart), Oktober.

Awards and scholarships

  • 2006-2010: PhD scholarshipholder from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Contact

Prof. Dr. Claudia Nelly Berrones-Flemmig

Visiting Professor

International SEPT Program
Leipzig University
Ritterstr. 9-13
04109 Leipzig
Germany

Tel:   +49-(0)341-9739765
Fax:  +49-(0)341-9739279
cberrones-flemmig(at)uni-leipzig.de