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Jerry Haar

Jerry Haar

Executive Director for Latin American and Caribbean

Department of International Business

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 436
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-2157


  • Ph.D. in Political Science
    Columbia University, New York, New York
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
    American University, Washington, District of Columbia

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Strategy and Regional Economic Integration
  • Competitiveness and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business-Government Relations
  • Marketing (Latin American and U.S. Hispanic Markets)

Professional Activities

Dr. Haar was formerly associate dean and director of the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center. He is also a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and a Research Affiliate of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.

Dr. Haar was formerly Director of the Inter-American Business and Labor Program at the North-South Center, University of Miami, and has held visiting appointments at Wharton, Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, and the American Enterprise Institute. He was also a research associate at Columbia University and a Fulbright Scholar at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Brazil. Dr. Haar was Director of Washington Programs for the Council of the Americas, a New York-based business association of over 200 corporations comprising a majority of U.S. private investment in Latin America, and served as Special Assistant to two cabinet secretaries. He has written twelve books and published articles in the Journal of Business Research, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, International Trade and Finance Journal, International Marketing Review, Multinational Business Review, and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money and consulted for firms such as Exxon, IBM, Microsoft, Heineken, Ford Motor Company, Royal Dutch Shell, Merrill Lynch, FMC, Young & Rubicam, Disney, and YPF oil company of Argentina. His recent books include Winning Strategies for the New Latin MarketsCan Latin America Compete? Small FirmsGlobal Markets: Competitive Challenges in the New Economy, and The Future of Entrepreneurship In Latin America.

Courses Taught

  • Family Business
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Fundamentals of International Business
  • Global Management Skills
  • Global Megatrends, Geopolitics, & Political Econom
  • International Business
  • International Business Honors Project Seminar
  • International Management
  • Master's Project in International Business
  • Master's Seminar in Management
  • Organization and Management
  • Special Topics in International Business
  • Special Topics in Management

Refereed Journal Articles

Haar, J. N. (2021). Is Biden Pursuing a Third Way Trade Policy? The Hill.

Bhuyan, R., Talukdar, B., Haar, J. N., & Butchey, D. (2020). CEO compensation and firm performance in the insurance industry. Managerial Finance, Ahead of Print(Ahead of Print).

Haar, J. N., & Butchey, D. (2019). CEO Pay in Finance Services Firms: Does Performance Matter? Managerial Finance.

Haar, J. N., Herrera, H., & Velasquez-Gaviria, D. (2019). Board Long-term Orientation, Earnings Management, Disclosure and Risk. Inzinerine Ekonomika-Engineering Economics.

Haar, J., Herrera, H., Geleilate, J., Gaitan-Riano, S., & Soto, N. (2016). Export Behavior and Board Independence in Colombian Family Firms: The Reverse Causality Relationship. Journal of Business Research, 69(6).

Herrera, H., Haar, J., & Salazar-Duque, J. (2016). Private Equity and Devaluation in Emerging Markets. Global Economy Journal.

Omachonu, V., Haar, J., & Berg, D. (2016). Assessing Quality in Professional Services: A Framework for Gap Analysis. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management.

Haar, J. (2015). Devaluation, Competitiveness, and New Business Formation in Emerging Economies. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship.

Haar, J. (2015). Latin America's Challenge: A Fresh Look at Industrial Policy. Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science.

Haar, J. (2014). Foreign Investment, Institutional Quality, Public Expenditure and Activity of Venture Capital Funds in Emerging Market Countries. Global Economy Journal.

Haar, J., Herrera-Echeverri, H., & Benavides, E. J. (2014). Foreign Direct Investment, Institutional Quality, Economic Freedom and Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets. Journal of Business Research. View Article

Levy, S., Haar, J., & Joyal, A. D. (2014). Digitizing Student Engagement Theory in Business Programs. Journal of Digital Business.

Wernick, D., Haar, J., & Singh, S. (2014). The Impact of Governing Institutions on Foreign Direct Investment Flows: Evidence from African Nations. International Journal of Business.

Ferreira, F., & Haar, J. (2013). Entrepreneurial Firms and Cluster Competitiveness: Institutions and Public Policy Determinants. International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems. (Accepted)

Gilbert, G. R., Burnett, M. F., Phau, I., & Haar, J. (2010). Does gender matter? A review of work-related gender commonalities. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 25(8).

Lassar, W., Haar, J., Montalvo, R., & Hulser, L. (2010). Determinants of Strategic Risk Management in Emerging Markets. Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science, 15(28).

Haar, J. (2009). Do governing institutions affect foreign direct investment? New evidence from emerging markets. International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 1(3).

Haar, J. (2009). Latin America: Environmental and firm-level challenges. Journal of Business Research, 62(9).

Haar, J., Hulser, L., & Montalvo, R. (2009). Fuerzas y Factores que Configuran Integracion Economica de America del Norte. Revista Mexicana De Politica Exterior, 87(4).

Haar, J., & Dominguez, R. (2006). Managing Industrial Development: The Case of Mexico’s Electronics Industry. Revue Sciences De Gestion, 50.

Haar, J., Renko, M., & Carsrud, A. (2006). What Drives Innovativeness? Entrepreneurship and Regional Clustering in Three Biotechnology Hotspots. LISA E-journal, 4(1).

Beltran, C., Haar, J., & Beltran, O. (2005). Mexican Entrepreneurial Responses to Economic Liberalization: An Exploratory Study. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 2(4).


Haar, J. N., & Ernst, R. (2020). Globalization, Competitiveness and Governability (1st ed.). London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Haar, J. N., & Ernst, R. (2019). Globalization, Competitiveness, and Governability. Palgrave.

Haar, J. N., & Parra, C. M. (2018). MNC-SME Linkages in Latin America. NY: Council of the Americas.

Brenes, E., & Haar, J. (2017). El Futuro de Emprendimiento en America Latina. Mexico City: Pending.

Haar, J. (2017). Ecosystems of Innovation in Latin America: The Case of Biotechnology in Argentina. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC: Pending.

Haar, J., & Ernst, R. (2016). Innovation in Emerging Markets. Palgrave MacMillan.

Herrera, H., Haar, J., & Benavides, J. (2013). Do Institutional Quality, Economic Freedom and Entrepreneurship Impact Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging Markets? University of Oxford.

Haar, J., & Brenes, E. (2012). The Future of Entrepreneurship in Latin America. Hampshire, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

Haar, J. (2009). Empirical research on competitive challenge for supply chains in emerging markets with a focus on Mexico. Pending.

Haar, J., & Meyer-Stamer, J. (2008). Small Firms, Global Markets. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Haar, J., & Price, J. (2008). Can Latin America Compete? New York, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

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