Carlos Rodríguez | INCAE Master Programs
Carlos Rodríguez


Carlos obtained his Ph.D. in Strategy and Organizations at McGill University (Canada). He holds an MBA from INCAE (graduated with honors) and a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the University of Costa Rica.

He is an award-winning researcher. His work focuses on “offshoring” and value chain internationalization activities. His thesis was awarded the Gunnar Hedlund Award, given by the Stockholm School of Economics to the Best Thesis written in International Business for the period 2015-2016. He was runner up on other highly prestigious competitions such as the Peter J. Buckley and Mark Casson AIB Dissertation Award in 2015 and the IM Division D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeaster University Award for the Best Dissertation in International Business in 2016. In addition, two of his papers have been nominated to the AIB Haynes Prize for the best paper written by authors under 40.

As a consultant Carlos has developed or supervised strategic planning processes in the following industries: health care, real estate, hospitality, education, digital media, food and beverages. He has served as a visiting researcher at Fuqua Business School at Duke University. During his high school years he won a gold medal in the Costa Rican’s Math Olympiad (1994), and the first place in the teams Competition in the Iberoamerican Math Olympiad (Ceará, Brazil, 1995).


Personal Information

Assistant Professor
Country of Origin:
Costa Rica
Country of Residence:
Office Phone:
+505 2248-9700
Correo electrónico:
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

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

Teaching areas

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


  • 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.