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Dr. Carlos Atoche Kong holds a degree in Systems Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru.
Before joining academia, he work for several companies, holding positions such as Director General and Director of Operations for technological entrepreneurship initiatives; Academic Director at the Universidad de Piura; international consultant on government modernization processes and strategic planning, with the United Nations and the World Bank; advisor to the Under-secretariat of Education of Peru for processes concerning technological change and business reengineering, and as systems director at the Industrias Nettalco Group, one of the largest textile corporations in Peru.
Dr. Atoche has earned MBA and PhD degrees from EGADE Monterrey. He has pursued doctoral studies in Innovation and Technology Management at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, in England. He held the position of Dean of Graduate programs at the Morelia campus of the Tec de Monterrey, and Dean of the MBA program at EGADE Business School, Mexico City. At present, he is a Strategic Administration and Innovation and Technology Management professor at the Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM), as well as Dean of the School of Business.
Dr. Atoche has published various academic articles on Competitive Strategy and Innovation and Technology Management. He has also conducted applied research into these subjects on several Mexican, Chinese, and Peruvian companies.
Dr. Atoche is ranked as a Level I National Researcher (SNI) by Conacyt. Additionally, he is a member of the US Academy of Management, in the Competitive Strategy and Innovation and Technology chapters. He is the coordinator of the Innovation Management Chapter of the Mexican Academy for Administrative Sciences (Academia de Ciencias Administrativas). He is also part of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC) network of the Harvard Business School, where he participates actively in international conferences. The subjects of his research are the development of innovation capabilities in companies in emerging countries, international competitiveness, and strategic management.
He has been an associate researcher with the Cambridge-MIT Institute in Cambridge, England, and he has worked as an international consultant in Costa Rica, Peru, Honduras, Colombia, Mexico, and England.