Library System Databases

This site contains the databases subscribed to by the INCAE Library System. If you are off campus, you must first log in with your INCAE email account.

For more information please refer to the following guidesDatabase Access Guide o Access Guide Databases.

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Publications INCAE (Artudis)

Publications INCAE is the institutional repository of INCAE Business Schooll, and it provides access to the academic output of the school.

    Digital Magazines and Newspapers


    PressReader is the best place to read thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the globe. Subscribers get access to more than 7,000 of the world's 

    Financial Times

    News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the world's leading global business publication.

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    El País

    Breaking news about current affairs in Spain and the world: politics, economy, sports, culture, society, technology, people, opinion, travel, fashion, ...

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    E-Commerce Times

    Everything you need to know about doing business on the Internet. Coverage includes tech business topics including e-commerce, social media, mobile commerce ...

    The financial

    El Financiero provides current and high-quality analytical information on business, finance, economics, senior management and technology.

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    La Nación

    News from Costa Rica and the world: politics, economy, sports, science and culture, among other topics.

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    Newspapers on economics, finance and other news

    Find the best news on the economy, stock market, business and marketing, financial analysis of stock assets and other recent news.

    Harvard Business Review (Premium Subscription)

    Find new ideas and classic advice on strategy, innovation and leadership, for global leaders from the world's best business and management experts.

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    The Economist,

    The Economist is an international weekly newspaper printed in magazine-format and published digitally that focuses on current affairs, international business, politics, and technology.

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    Harvard Deusto Business Review

    Harvard Deusto magazines the best articles on management, marketing, sales, ict, finance and accounting, etc. 

    Last Number: Index of Articles - HDBR - NUMBER 316 • NOVEMBER 2021

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    America Economy

    América Economía is a business magazine that covers Latin America in Spanish. Analyze business, economy and the finances of AL, among his publications highlights the ranking of the 500 largest companies in America Latina

    foreign affairs

    Foreign Affairs is the leading magazine for in-depth analysis and debate of foreign policy, geopolitics and global affairs.

    Last Number: Index of Articles Foreign Affairs November-December 2021 · Volume 100, Number 6

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    Summa Magazine

    Summa Magazine is the leading business magazine in Central America, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.

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    The Journal of Innovation and Knowledge (JIK)

    The Journal of Innovation and Knowledge (JIK) focuses on how we obtain knowledge through innovation and how knowledge fosters new forms of innovation. Not all innovation leads to knowledge. Only lasting innovation that can be generalized across multiple fields creates theory and knowledge. JIK welcomes articles on innovations that improve the quality of knowledge or that can be used to develop knowledge. Innovation is a broad concept that encompasses innovation processes, structures, results, antecedents and behaviors at the organizational level in the public and private sectors, as well as at the individual, national and professional levels.

    MIT Sloan Management Review

    The MIT Sloan Management Review is a research-based magazine and digital platform for business executives published at the MIT. The print edition is published quarterly; the digital edition is updated daily.

      Databases (Open Access)

      SpringerLink (Open Access)

      Providing researchers with access to millions of scientific documents from journals, books, series, protocols, reference works and proceedings.

      Machine Learning & Knowledge Extraction

      Machine Learning and Knowledge Extraction is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal. It publishes original research articles, reviews, tutorials, research ideas, short notes and Special Issues that focus on machine learning and applications.

      Small Business Encyclopedia

      No matter what business topic you're interested in, you'll find our category list is an easy way to navigate our small-business encyclopedia. From Accounting and Advertising to Location and Operations, every topic offers information on the terms that matter most. And if you can't find what you need here, our "Terms A - Z" list makes tracking down terms a snap.


      It is a web page that offers access to a database of variables to compare countries. It contains demographic indicators, including literacy rates and tax levels. It serves to quickly identify subsectors and key indicators for more than 300 strategic sectors. Also to find the market size and trends in any sector and country.

      UN data

      It is a search engine that retrieves series of statistical data provided by the United Nations. They contain more than 60 million data points and cover topics such as: agriculture, communication, education, energy, environment, finance, gender, health, labor market, manufacturing, national accounts, population and migration, tourism, transport and trade, etc. .

      Documents & Reports

      It contains more than 350,910 documents that can be downloaded in full text in pdf format, including project documents, analytical and consultative work, evaluations, formal and informal research documents, and most of the World Bank's own publications.

      USDA Commodities & Products (USDA)

      Contains information and global statistics on agricultural production, markets, trade and specific products such as: cotton, dairy products, fish and seafood, grains, sugar, coffee, non-traditional products, biofuels, processed food products, organic products, wines, beers and spirits, etc.

      Country Commercial Guides (US Dept. of Commerce)

      They provide broad analysis of a country's business environment including economic trends and prospects, political environment, foreign trade regulations and standards, investment environment and foreign trade statistics, market conditions, opportunities, regulations and business customs for more than 125 countries in the world. world.

      Journal of Management and Economics for Iberoamerica

      Estudios Gerenciales is a journal focused on the thematic areas of Economics and Administration in all branches, whose objective is the dissemination of knowledge among the academic and professional community in Ibero-America, through the publication of unpublished, relevant, high-quality articles. quality and anonymously refereed (double-blind review).

        Articles and Book Summaries


        Banks now operate in an entirely new financial services sector and must transform their business models to adapt and stay relevant. In this sense, they have at their disposal four key pillars for success: omnichannel banking, open banking, modular architecture and smart banking. In this document, we present these four pillars and explain their importance in preparing for the 2025 banking sector.

        Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Art of Launching New Ventures, Inspiring Others, and Running Stuff

        To have a lasting impact, leaders will need to learn to launch new initiatives, inspire others, and advocate for innovative approaches. The author presents a path to do so guided by four core philosophies: establishing trust, creating a sense of mission, building a cohesive team, and executing and delivering results.
        In this overview, you will learn:
        1. What distinguishes business leaders from entrepreneurs, managers, presidents and administrators.
        2. To build trust by evaluating your values ​​and building your personal brand.
        3. To set MAD targets to fulfill your mission.
        4. Strategies to ensure a great team and deliver results.
        Includes 8-page summary.

        Classroom of the Future: The Rise of Online Learning

        By necessity, almost all education is happening online at the moment. However, the trend of online education likely will continue even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

        How International NGOs Can Navigate Change: A Practical Manual

        It discusses the art and science of complex organizational change, and how leaders can meet the needs of an NGO's structure, resources, and positioning. They provide useful tables and figures and provide guidance for application. The text is intended for managers and program officers of large international NGOs who wish to share it with board members or donors.

        Seven-page summary is included. (See document).

        Welcome to Management: How to Grow from Top Performer to Excellent Leader, by Ryan Hawk

        1. The three key steps to becoming an effective manager.
        2. Why managers must first lead themselves before others.
        3. The importance of trust, vulnerability and ownership in company culture.
        4. Why managers must lead, manage and coach to be excellent and achieve results.
        An 8-page summary is included.


        It presents the institutionality, public spending and financial sustainability of the pension system in Costa Rica. The country has a long tradition of establishing social security and assistance mechanisms dating back to the 1930s and 1940s and which have resulted in nearly 2 out of 3 older adults having a pension of a contributory or non-contributory nature. Over the past 80 years, the pension system has become more complex both in its structure and in its internal functioning, while environmental threats raise issues of equity and sustainability of the model.

          COVID-19 information

          COVID-2019: Economic and Financial Aspects Research Guide

          By Antonio Acevedo

          This Research Guide contains three parts, in the first you can find the full texts of books and articles that deal with the coronavirus from an economic and financial point of view. In the second part you will find a selection of dossiers and studies taken from the database: Statista (Red INCAE), and in the third and final part, you will find statistical information on different industries and countries related to the coronavirus. All documents include a brief summary.

          If you want to expand on the subject, please see "Information COVID-19" in the upper right part of this section, or consult the database: "Coronavirus Research Database" - (ProQuest) -Red INCAE, located in the database section.

          Viable supply chain model: integrating agility, resilience and sustainability perspectives — lessons from and thinking beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

          Viability is the ability of a supply chain (SC) to maintain itself and survive in a changing environment through a redesign of structures and replanning of performance with long-term impacts. In this paper, we theorize a new notion — the viable supply chain (VSC). In our approach, viability is considered as an underlying SC property spanning three perspectives, ie, agility, resilience, and sustainability. 


          COVID-19 started as a health emergency, but is rapidly evolving into a jobs crisis. There is still uncertainty about the severity of the economic impact of the pandemic. However, the drag on employment in the region could last longer than the pandemic itself. Beyond the immediate impact on the level of employment, the crisis is deepening and accelerating the transformation of employment, anticipating the future. Viral effect: COVID-19 and the accelerating transformation of employment in Latin America and the Caribbean focuses on the underlying trends that have been significantly changing the labor market in the region: premature deindustrialization, servicification of the economy and changes in the skills required in jobs as automation advances.
          The accelerated transformation of jobs requires a new approach to labor regulations and social protection policies. The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean developed an institutional architecture geared towards salaried workers in the formal sector, which is rapidly becoming outdated. The report, therefore, refers to a political agenda that deals with the flexible regulation of emerging forms of work in a way that encourages employment and supports formalization, thus expanding the coverage of social protection to broader segments of the population. .


          It identifies the factors that determined the recent evolution of trade flows in Latin America and the Caribbean, examines the risks present in the current situation and highlights that, although the crisis was less intense than initially expected, after the recent rebound in exports, recovery is still shaky. He argues that in order to capture new investments and nearshoring opportunities, the countries of the region should firmly aim for an ambitious policy agenda for international insertion.




          The setbacks caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus) do not have to be permanent, and it is possible to regain momentum and move towards the SDGs. It is even possible to turn the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity to recover better, by directing much of the resources allocated to the recovery towards investing in promoting the SDGs.


          The novel coronavirus is claiming huge toll around the world, and governments in Latin America and the Caribbean are taking aggressive steps to save lives. In a matter of weeks, the macroeconomic outlook in the region has changed dramatically. Financing costs have risen, raw materials have fallen, and large GDP losses now seem inevitable. However, the self-imposed partial shutdown of the economy is anything but a normal recession, and the typical countercyclical management of demand, both fiscal and monetary, is likely to be inappropriate. The 2020 Latin America and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report provides a diagnosis of this rapidly evolving environment and proposes policy recommendations aimed at providing relief, preserving economic stability, and keeping the core of the economy intact.


          The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented disruption to the global economy and trade, as it causes the contraction of production and consumption around the world. This report presents the latest information available on how COVID-19 is affecting the world today. Although a wide range of topics is covered in this report, the coherence of the message is clear: this is an unprecedented crisis and no aspect of our lives is immune. The quantitative knowledge presented in this report covers different aspects of public and private life from economic and environmental fluctuations to changes that affect people in terms of income, education, employment and violence and changes that affect public services such as civil aviation. and postal services. The report also focuses attention on the effects for some population subgroups such as women and children, as well as geographic regions.

          Education in times of the COVID-19 pandemic

          The pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis across the board. In the field of education, this emergency has led to the massive closure of face-to-face activities of educational institutions in more than 190 countries in order to prevent the spread of the virus and mitigate its impact. The objective of this document is to make visible the diversity of consequences that these measures will have on educational communities in the short and medium term, as well as to propose the main recommendations to cope with the impact in the best possible way, projecting opportunities for learning and innovation in post-pandemic education.


          The global epidemic of the coronavirus (Covid - 19) will have significant negative effects on health, the economy, and the social advances of the last decade in the world. It is estimated that the contraction in economic activity could be greater than that registered in the period of the Great Depression, so it is important to implement policies to cushion its social impact, serve the vulnerable population and support a dynamic and solid reactivation. All this while maintaining macroeconomic stability.

          Health and the economy: a necessary convergence to face COVID-19 and return to the path towards sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean

          The main conclusion of this document is that, if the contagion curve of the pandemic is not controlled, it will not be possible to reactivate the economies of the countries. Likewise, it is indicated that both the control of the pandemic and the economic reopening require leadership and an effective and dynamic leadership of the States, through national policies that integrate health policies, economic policies and social policies. It is also advocated for an increase in fiscal spending to control the pandemic and favor reactivation and reconstruction and for it to be more effective, efficient and equitable, so that public spending on health reaches at least 6% of domestic product stupid.


          The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is unleashing a human development crisis. In some dimensions of human development, current conditions are equivalent to the levels of deprivation last seen in the mid-300,000s. However, the crisis is hitting hard on all the constituent elements of human development: income (with the most significant contraction in economic activity since the Great Depression), health (directly causing a death toll of more than 6,000 and indirectly potentially leading to to XNUMX additional children deaths daily from preventable causes in the next six months) and education (with effective out-of-school rates).

          Crisis Management in Uncertain Environments: The Impact of COVID-19

          Harvard Deusto Business Review. Monographic Number 301, June, 2020 - Montserrat Civera. Editor

          The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has had an effect on the lives of companies and the economy in general, and now we have to assess the damage, but, above all, think about how to face tomorrow, discovering possible opportunities on the ones to continue building.
          In this monographic issue of Harvard Deusto Business Review, the editor expresses that she wants to contribute reflections in different fields and sectors on the impact of the coronavirus and, especially, guide us in thinking about ways to draw up solutions.


          The COVID-19 pandemic is turning into a much more serious jobs crisis than that of 2008. According to this report and the OECD employment statistics, the worst affected are women, young people and low-income workers . In the most optimistic scenario of the evolution of the pandemic, the unemployment rate across the OECD could reach 9,4% in the fourth quarter of 2020, a figure that exceeds all peaks since the Great Depression. Average employment in 2020 is projected to be 4.1% to 5% lower than in 2019.

          How could COVID-19 affect the economy of Latin America and the Caribbean?

          The COVID-19 outbreak is a new potential source of volatility and a threat to macroeconomic stability in Latin America and the Caribbean. While it is still too early to fully understand its impact on China's growth, and how it will translate into a slowdown in our region

          COVID-19: The impact on industry

          In January China confirmed reports that a novel coronavirus (COVID-19), originating in the central city of Wuhan, posed a serious threat to human health. The government announced several measures to contain the spread of the virus, including travel restrictions and bans on good shipments, while the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency ...

          COVID-19 and the risk to food supply chains: How to respond?

          Countries have shut down the economy to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Supermarket shelves remain stocked for now. But a protracted pandemic crisis could quickly put a strain on the food supply chains, a complex web of interactions involving farmers, agricultural inputs, processing plants, shipping, retailers and more ...

          Coronavirus (COVID-19): Executive Briefing - Understanding the COVID-19 outbreak, its impact on the economy, and implications for specific sectors

          Understanding the COVID-19 outbreak, its impact on the economy, and implications for specific sectors ...

          Macroeconomic effects of Covid-19: an early review

          This Bulletin provides an early review of empirical studies on the economic costs of epidemics. We first review studies on past epidemics, and then turn to the latest quantitative estimates of Covid-19's impact on global growth. This Bulletin provides an early review of empirical studies on the economic costs of epidemics. We first review studies on past epidemics, and then turn to the latest quantitative estimates of Covid-19's impact on global growth.

          Sectors and companies facing COVID-19: emergency and reactivation

          The analysis focuses on the effects of the pandemic on the productive and business structure of the countries of the region whose weaknesses have originated over decades and which have been severely hit by the current situation. In the productive sphere, the situation raises the urgency of mitigating the destruction of capacities

            Information about women

            Useful Websites

            In this section you will find books, articles, reports and other special documents, with access to the full text, which could be useful to understand the work of women in business.

              Google Scholar

              Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. Search across a wide variety of disciplines and sources: articles, theses, etc.

              Harvard Business Publishing

              Harvard Business Publishing Education partners with educators & learners worldwide, offers case studies, articles, books, and simulations to add dynamic, real-life perspective

              Do you have questions?

              In this section you will find a set of answers to possible questions that may arise in the process of your investigation.

              Learn about the history of INCAE

              Here you will find the history of INCAE Business School from the early 60s to the present. Includes a wide variety of photos and access to valuable sources of information.

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