Juan Carlos Barahona
Professor Juan Carlos Barahona is from Costa Rica. He obtained his Ph.D in Media, Arts and Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also has an MBA from INCAE Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with emphasis on computer science from Universidad Internacional de las Américas, Costa Rica.
Professor Barahona is a former member of the Human Dynamics Group of MIT Media Lab, a scientific research group led by Professor Alex (Sandy) Pentland who is a renowned computer scientist and ranks among the most influential 100 individuals worldwide (Newsweek Magazine). He also served as Assistant Director for the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development of INCAE. Also, he consulted with the World Bank on strategy development and business planning for the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor as well as on educational topics.
- Ph.D. - Media, Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- M.A.E. - INCAE, Master in Business Administration
- Bachillerato - Business Administration degree with a major on computer science from UIA
- Innovation and Technology
- Gerencia de Tecnología y Sistemas de Información
- Sistemas de Información Gerencial
- Gestión de la Innovación y la Tecnología
- Redes Sociales
- Introducción a la Consultoría
- Management Consulting Practice
- ANEC (Pensamiento Crítico y Toma de Decisiones)
Assistant professor of INCAE Business School.
His general academic interest concentrates on the role of digital technologies and social structures in spreading ideas, behaviors, and devices.
Professor Barahona is a former member of the Human Dynamics Group of MIT Media Lab, a scientific research group led by Professor Alex (Sandy) Pentland who is a renowned computer scientist and ranks among the most influential 100 individuals worldwide (Newsweek Magazine)
Prior to joining MIT Professor Barahona served as Assistant Director for the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development of INCAE. Also, he consulted with the World Bank on strategy development and business planning for the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor as well as on educational topics.
By the late 90s he led the research team responsible for developing the conceptual model and facilitating the reform process for all five Central American customs houses as a part of a joint action / research initiative on trade logistic for Harvards International Development Center, HBS Strategy and Competence Center, and INCAE.
Professor Barahona has consulted on organization and strategy topics for different governments and companies in various Latin American countries.
Co-authored Costa Ricas educational policy and pioneered digital government in Costa Rica.
He has authored business case studies, articles, books, and book chapters on sustainable development, customs reform, trade logistic, information technologies for development, and social network analysis.
Prior to entering the academic field, he founded a software company and a business consulting firm. Currently he complements his academic activities with consulting and sitting on the board of different business firms.
Blog de Juan Carlos Barahona
INCAE, December 11th, 2014—INCAE is proud to have two of our INCAISTAS recognized among the Best Entrepreneurs of 2014 according to the periodical, El Financiero.
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Before having her I knew what she would be called.
Employing a person with a disability gives you and your organization the opportunity to access a lot of potential.
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Other than the technical skills learned during the MBA, graduates have said that the experience in itself was the most enriching aspect of the MBA. The connections created with fellow classmates...
A few years back, one of my bosses, a women’s rights advocate, stimulated my understanding of gender issues. Not only did she raise awareness but also she encouraged me to keep learning, reading...
INCAE, December 16, 2014—Beltran Macchi Salin, president of Visión Banco SAECA, in Paraguay and MBA graduate (class XX of 1988 / Advanced Management Program Participant in 2001), was chosen...