CURRICULUM VITAE

Academic Appointments

INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, August 2018 - Present

   Harry Strachan Chair on Philanthropy and Social Investment, January 2016 - Present

Social Enterprise Knowledge Network (SEKN)

Network Coordinator, May 2018 - Present

 

Central American Healthcare Initiative (CAHI)

Academic Director, January 2013 - Present

INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations, August 2011 – October 2018

Education

Stern School of Business, New York University, United States

Ph.D. in Management, Major in Business Strategy, 2011

 

Dissertation: “Essays on Industry Self-Regulation: Competition among Environmental and Labor Certifications in the Cut-Flower Industry”

   Committee: Adam Brandenburger (co-chair), Andrew A. King (co-chair), Melissa Schilling, and Robert Salomon

   Awards: Best Dissertation 2012, Organizations and the Natural Environment Division, Academy of Management

                      

University of Essex, England

M.S. in International Economics with High Honors, 2001

 

Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica

B.S. in Economics, 1997

Honors, Grants & Awards

 

2019: INCAE representative at the Business Alliance for Healthcare Management (BAHM)

2019: Chair, STARS Leaders of the Next Generation, Latin American alumni chapter

 

2015: Winner Social Entrepreneurship category 2nd place, OIKOS International Case Competition, Switzerland

 

2014 & 2015: Research grant “Designing M-Health Technologies for the Bottom of the Pyramid”, Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Countries (SEED), Stanford University

 

2014: Highly Commended Award Winner “Designing M-Health Technologies for the Bottom of the Pyramid,” Emerald/CLADEA Latin American Management Research Fund

 

2013: “40 under 40”, El Financiero Newspaper, Costa Rica

 

2013: Best Academic Research, Academic Club, University of St.Gallen, Switzerland

 

2013: Winner Corporate Sustainability category 1st place, OIKOS International Case Competition, Switzerland

 

2012: Best Dissertation Award, Organizations and the Natural Environment Division, Academy of Management

 

2010: Research grant, Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program, Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE), Costa Rica

 

2009: Gloria Appel Entrepreneurship fellowship, Stern School of Business, NYU

 

2009: Dissertation research funding, Stern School of Business, NYU

 

2007-2009: Doctoral fellowship, Stern School of Business, NYU

 

2005-2008: Scholarship, INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

 

2005-2007: Fulbright scholarship, Department of State, United States of America

 

2005-2007: Research grant (with Jeffrey Robinson and Zur Shapira), Kauffman Foundation-Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship Studies, NYU

 

2001: Chevening scholarship, British Council, United Kingdom

 

2001: Oscar Arias Sánchez scholarship, University of Essex, England

SERVICE

2019-Present  Co-organizer, Sustainability track at Academy of Management Specialized Conference “Advancing Management Research in Latin America”, Mexico City

2016 & 2017 Co-organizer, ONE PhD Consortium

 

2012-Present Reviewer (journals):

  • Strategic Management Journal

  • Organization and the Environment

  • Policy Sciences

  • Journal of Business Venturing

  • Business & Society

  • Management Decision

  • Journal of Business Research

  • Academia

  • CLADEA

 

2011-Present Reviewer (conferences):

  • Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability (ARCS)

  • Organizations and the Natural Environment Division, Academy of Management

  • Social Issues in Management, Academy of Management

  • Strategic Management Society

  • Business Association of Latin America Studies (BALAS).

 

2010  Organizer, Symposium: “Buying Better Lemons: The Diffusion of Environmental Standards.”

Sponsored by BPS, ONE, and OMT divisions.  Participants: Petra Christmann, Brandon Lee, Jorge Rivera and Andrea Prado.  Discussant: Andrew King.

Selected as showcase symposium at Academy of Management Conference, Montreal.

 

2008  Organizer, Stern/Columbia Ph.D. conference  

 

2008 Ph.D. Student Representative, Management & Organizations Department, NYU

Jan 2017-Present       

President, Educalcohol, Costa Rica

Jan 2015-Present     

Secretary, Educalcohol, Costa Rica

 

Dec 2013-Dec 2014

Chair, Consejo Consultivo Nacional de Responsabilidad Social, Costa Rica

Jun 99-Jul 00

Administrative Manager, Lapa Rios Ecolodge [CondéNast Traveler, Gold List], Costa Rica

 

Jan 98-Jun 99

Corporate Analyst, Fitch Centroamerica Credit Rating Company, Costa Rica

Board of Directors
Professional Experience