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Dr. Miguel Arato

Dr. Miguel Arato

Associate Researcher

Department of Agricultural and Food Market Research
Nußallee 21 (House 2)
53115 Bonn
Phone +49 (0)228 / 73-2135
Fax +49 (0)228 / 73-3374

Research Interests

  • Sustainable business development and management of Agri-food value chains
  • Integration of responsible global and local value chains: MNE, SMEs and key stakeholders
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and its impact on sustainable socio-economic development
  • Agricultural and food markets


Graduate and Post graduate Ecucation

2016 Doctor of Applied Biological Sciences - Agricultural Economics and Sustainable Development. Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
2012 Management Competencies Program - Executive Education Diploma ICAMI School of Management Development, Monterrey, Mexico
2009 Global Master of Business Administration–MBA
Thunderbird School of Global Management, Phoenix AZ, USA
2006 Leadership and Business Skills Certificate - Professional Certificate
George Brown College, Toronto ON Canada
2001 Bachelor Degree in Industrial Administrator Engineer
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, México



Arato, M., Speelman, S., Dessein, J., & Van Huylenbroeck, G. (2017). “Assessment of socio-economic configuration of value chains: a proposed analysis framework to facilitate integration of small rural producers with global agribusiness” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 20(1), 25-43.

Arato Garza, M. J. (2016). “Integration of private firms in rural development strategies: the case of rural communities from the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico” (Doctoral dissertation, Ghent University).

Arato, M.; Speelman, S.; Van Huylenbroeck, G. (2016), “Corporate Social Responsibility Applied for Rural Development: An Empirical Analysis of Firms from the American Continent”. Sustainability 2016, 8, 102.

Arato, M.; Speelman, S.; Van Huylenbroeck, G. (2014), “The contribution of non-timber forest products towards sustainable rural development: The case of Candelilla wax from the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico”. Natural Resources Forum. doi: 10.1111/1477-8947.12043

Arato, M.; Speelman, S.; Van Huylenbroeck, G. (2014), “Benefits and Challenges of Integrated Initiatives for Sustainable Rural Development: The Case from Northern Mexico”. OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 07, No. 04, pp. 31-48, 2014. Available at SSRN:

Arato, M.; Speelman, S.; Van Huylenbroeck, G. (2013), "Integración de la inversión privada en el desarrollo de la cadena de valor de los productos forestales no-maderables Mexicanos. Oportunidad para el desarrollo rural sostenible de las comunidades del Desierto de Chihuahua." Paper presented at the international conference: Comercio agrícola y América Latina: Cuestiones, controversias y perspectivas, held on Sept.19 and 20 at Buenos Aires, Argentina.




Last updated:02.08.2017