Dr. Claudia Nelly Berrones-Flemmig

Current research interests

  • Accounting and Financial Management for start-ups and SMEs
  • IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) for SMEs
  • Financing and Financial Management for social enterprises
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Diaspora 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 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, International Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, Financial Markets, Risk Management, Marketing, Human Resources and Strategic Planning
  • Skills: team management, organization, pedagogical, communication, intercultural communication

Publications

Published books

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

Published papers

  • Berrones, Claudia (2007); "Fuentes de Financiamiento y Requerimientos para Empresas en Incubación" (Sources of Financing and Requirements for incubated companies), published in the Mexican Newspaper El Financiero, August 2007.
  • Berrones, Claudia (2009); "Recuperando la confianza entre las Pymes y el Sistema Financiero Mexicano: Problemas frecuentes de las Pymes durante el proceso de crédito" (Recovering the confidence between the SMEs and the Mexican Financial System: Frequently problems of the SMEs during the credit process), published on the Portal Emprendetec, Centro de Incubadora de Empresas (Business Incubator Center), ITESM Monterrey Campus, Mexico, May 2009.
  • Berrones, Claudia (2009); "Profesionalización de las empresas Pymes jóvenes para eficientizar los procesos de financiamiento" (Professionalization of the young SMEs to make the financing processes efficiently), published on the Portal Emprendetec, Centro de Incubadora de Empresas (Business Incubator Center), ITESM Monterrey Campus, Mexico, May 2009.
  • Berrones, Claudia (2013); "¿Cómo lograr una administración financiera formal en Pymes jóvenes?: Recomendaciones para las Pymes en proceso de incubación" (How to achieve a formal financial management in young SMEs?: Recommendations for the SMEs in the incubation process), published on the Portal Emprendetec, Centro de Incubadora de Empresas (Business Incubator Center), ITESM Monterrey Campus, Mexico, May 2013.

Book Contributions

  • "Small and Medium- Sized Enterprises (SME´s): A comparison of European and Latin American Cases". (with editors Norma A. Hernández and Jacobo Ramírez). Contribution: Chapter 7: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME´s) in Germany, pp 125-149. Bloomsbury India. Academic Reference Series, 2014.

Presentations and working papers

  • Berrones, Claudia (2005); "Experiencias del proceso de Enseñanza-Aprendizaje: Vinculación del ITESM con universidades extranjeras en un curso de Finanzas Internacionales a nivel profesional" (Experiences of the teaching-learning process: Link of the ITESM with foreign universities in an International Finance course at the Bachelor level), presentation at the RIEEE (Reunión de Intercambio de Experiencias en Estudios sobre Educación), ITESM, Monterrey Campus, Monterrey, Mexico, December 2005.
  • Berrones, Claudia and Dornberger, Utz (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 Entrepreneurship, Glasgow, Scottland, November 2007.
  • Berrones, Claudia and Dornberger, Utz (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 Entrepreneurship, Belfast, Ireland, November 2008.
  • Berrones, Claudia (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) and IMRE (International Management of Resources and Environment), Leipzig, Germany, June 2009.
  • Berrones, Claudia and Dornberger, Utz (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 as part of the 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Conference G-Forum 2009, Leipzig, Germany, October, 2009.
  • Berrones, Claudia and Dornberger, Utz (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, Claudia and Dornberger, Utz (2010); "Formal Financial Management and internal aspects of enterprises and the financing process", working paper.
  • Berrones, Claudia (2014); "Finanzmanagement und Finanzierung für Gründungsunternehmen" (Financial Management and Financing for Start-ups), presentation at the "Ferienakademie zum Gründungsmanagement", Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany, September 2014.
  • Berrones, Claudia (2014); "Social Entrepreneurship: Soziales Unternehmertum für eine bessere Welt" (Social Entrepreneurship for a better world), presentation at the "Ferienakademie zum Gründungsmanagement", Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany, September 2014.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, Claudia and Mauroner, Oliver (2014); "Social entrepreneurship: Exploring the antecedents, motivation, and characteristics in developing countries - the example of Mexico", presentation at the G-Forum 2014, Oldenburg, Germany, November 2014.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, Claudia and Mauroner, Oliver (2015); "Social entrepreneurship: Exploring the antecedents, motivation, and characteristics in developing countries - the example of Mexico", presentation at the G-Forum 2015, Kassel, Germany, October 2015.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, Claudia und Mauroner, Oliver (2015); "Understanding social entrepreneurship in developing countries - A multiple case study from Mexico" (in Review Status for: International Journal of Business and Globalisation (IJBG)).
  • Berrones-Flemmig, "Corporate Finance and Banking", sample lecture for the appeal procedure at the Universtity of applied sciences Westsächsischen FH Zwickau in Zwickau, Germany, April 2016.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, "Confidence intervals", sample lecture for the appeal procedure at the Universtity of applied sciences Westsächsischen FH Zwickau in Zwickau, Germany, April 2016.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, "Contemporary Challenges in Financial Fraud Detection", Sample lecture for the appeal procedure at the Universtity of applied sciences BAU International University Berlin, Germany, April 2016.
  • Berrones-Flemmig, Claudia und Mauroner, Oliver (2016); "Exploring patterns of financing for social enterprises - a comparison of Mexico and Germany", presentation at the G-Forum Conference 2016, Leipzig, Germany, October 2016.

Awards and scholarships

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

Contact

Dr. Claudia Nelly Berrones-Flemmig

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