Victoria S. Licuanan
Executive Education and Lifelong Learning Center, Core Faculty
Expertise: Monetary Economics, Financial Markets, and International Finance
Prof. V. Licuanan is a member of AIM’s Executive Education and Lifelong Learning Center (EXCELL). An economist, her areas of specialization are monetary economics, financial markets and international finance.
Her other fields of teaching include negotiations, leadership and team building, women managers, women in development, and small and medium business, as well as case teaching and case writing.
Her current research interests are overseas migration issues, entrepreneurship and innovation and behavioural economics. In the past she did extensive research on women managers, authoring three books on women in Southeast Asia including women entrepreneurs, and women in government and in not-for-profits.
Prof. Licuanan was Dean of AIM in 2005 - 2010. Prior to being Dean, she held various positions including Associate Dean for Faculty and Academics, Associate Dean for the Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, and Associate Dean for Enterprise and Project Research. In the latter capacity, she directed a number of donor-funded research projects: the USAID-funded ASEAN Small and Medium Business Improvement Program; the Canada-funded ASEAN project on Women Managers in Organizations and Women in Development and Gender Analysis; and the German-funded projects on small business in the Philippines and on modernization and industrialization for countryside development.
Aside from teaching, Prof. Licuanan is also an entrepreneur, and together with a partner, has owned and operated a franchise of the largest bakeshop chain in the Philippines for the past 15 years. She is also co-owner and partner in a real estate development company, holding the position of Secretary/Treasurer, as well as on the Board of Directors of two other real estate firms and an insurance company. Prof. Licuanan is active in NGO work with early child education. Before joining AIM, she was an Assistant Vice President at an investment bank in the Philippines, where she headed the Economic Research Department.
Prof. Licuanan obtained her undergraduate degree in business management (Magna Cum Laude) from Maryknoll College in the Philippines. She went to Harvard University under various grants including a Fulbright-Hays scholarship, Harvard University Fellowship and Earhart Foundation Fellowship. At Harvard University, Prof. Licuanan completed her course work and comprehensive examinations for a Ph.D. in economics, specializing in monetary and international economics. She has specialized training in negotiations, teaching methods and in leadership and team building methodologies, and is certified to use the products and materials (leadership and team building) of the Symlog Consulting Group in San Diego, California. She also trained in the use of the Balanced Scorecard with the Palladium Group, Boston, Mass. and has taken various executive education courses in management and leadership at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Mass.