Carlos Rodríguez


Carlos is an Assistant Professor at INCAE since Oct. 2014.  He obtained his Ph.D. in Strategy and Organizations at McGill University.  He holds an MBA from INCAE and a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the University of Costa Rica.

In 2015 his doctoral thesis “Global Specialization: An Organizational Perspective” was chosen as a finalist for the prestigious Peter J. Buckley and Mark Casson AIB Dissertation Award.  In addition, two of his papers have been nominated to the AIB Haynes Prize for the best paper written by authors under 40.

Carlos’ research focuses on “offshoring” and value chain internationalization activities.  His work has been presented international conferences such as AOM, AIB, EGOS, ASAC.  As a researcher, he has been a visiting scholar at Fuqua Business School in Duke University. As a consultant, he has developed strategic planning processes in the following industries: health, real estate, education, food and beverages.


Datos Personales

Assistant Professor
Country of Origin:
Costa Rica
Country of Residence:
Office Phone:
+505 2248-9700
Campus Francisco de Sola Km.15 1/2 Carretera Sur, Montefresco, Managua.
P.O. Box: 
Campus Francisco de Sola P.O. BOX: 2485, Managua

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. - Ph.D. in Management McGill University
  • Maestría - Graduated with honors. Business Administration from INCAE.
  • Licenciatura - Economics from the University of Costa Rica

Teaching areas

  • Human Resources
  • Strategy
  • Control
  • Organizational Change and Developement


  • Cambio Organizacional y RRHH



    Work Experience

    Carlos finished his doctoral degree at McGill University and is starting a position at INCAE Business School in the Strategy and Organizations area. His research work is centered on the processes of formation, evolution and organizational change triggered by the offshoring practice. Carlos is affiliated to the Offshoring Research Network led by Duke University where he spent a year as a visiting scholar. A native of Costa Rica, he also holds an MBA from INCAE. Before that, he worked five years in the finance and accounting area at Procter and Gamble and was involved on the startup of P&G’s offshoring operations.