Niels Ketelhohn | INCAE

Biography

He is Professor of Strategy and Competitiveness at INCAE. He obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard, where his research was supervised by Prof. Michael E. Porter. He has a Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Costa Rica.

He is a Research Associate at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School, and has been an adjunct professor at Tufts University in Boston. He was dean of INCAE's master's programs and was director of the INCAE Research Center. He is currently the Lead Professor of the Health Care Group. He has published in Harvard Business Review Latin America, the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy and the Journal of Economic Geography.

He has been a consultant for companies and governments, and has served on various boards of directors of corporate groups in the region. He has been a member of the Presidential Competitiveness Commission in Nicaragua.

Profile

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Rank: 
Full Professor
Country of origin:
Nicaragua
Country of Residence:
Nicaragua
Office Tel .:
+505 22659700
E-mail: 
Niels.Ketelhohn@incae.edu
Postal address: 
Francisco de Sola Campus P.O. Box 2485

Degrees

  • DBA - Harvard Business School
  • M.Sc - Virginia Tech

Teaching areas

  • Strategy

Courses

  • The Competitive Advantage of Nations
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Strategy
  • Introduction to Business

Publications

Work experience

Dr. Ketelhöhn is Professor of Strategy and Competitiveness at INCAE Business School. He obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard Business School, where his doctoral research was supervised by Prof. Michael E. Porter. He also has a Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Costa Rica. He is a Research Associate at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School (led by Michael Porter) and has been an adjunct professor at Tufts University in Boston. He was dean of INCAE's master's programs (2006-2009) and is director of the INCAE Research Center. He is currently the lead professor of the ?? Health Care Group ??, an interdisciplinary faculty group that seeks to improve efficiency in the region's health sector through the application of managerial techniques. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Association of Burned Children of Nicaragua. Prof. Ketelhöhn has been a consultant for companies and governments. He is a member of the board of directors of Grupo Corporativo Pérez in Panama and Café Soluble in Nicaragua. He has been a member of the Presidential Competitiveness Commission in Nicaragua. Among his publications are Who is innovating in Mexico? (Harvard Business Review Latin America, 2009), ?? The Hospitals of Central America ?? (INCAE Business Review, 2012), ?? Geographic Concentration, Knowledge Spillovers, and Growth in the Evolution of the US Advertising Industry ??, (Journal of Economics & Managent Strategy, 2002) and ?? Knowledge Spillovers in the US Semiconductor Industry? ? (Journal of Economic Geography, 2007). His research focuses on the effect of clusters on the performance and innovation of companies, and the administration of hospitals in Central America.