PhD, Political Science Columbia University, New York, New York
Master of Arts, Psychology Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Bachelor of Arts, International Relations American University, Washington, District of Columbia
Areas of Expertise
Corporate Strategy and Regional Economic Integration
Competitiveness and Innovation
Marketing (Latin American and U.S. Hispanic Markets)
Dr. Haar was formerly associate dean and director of the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center. He is also aGlobal 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 Markets, Can Latin America Compete?Small Firms, Global Markets: Competitive Challenges in the New Economy, andThe Future of Entrepreneurship In Latin America.
Foreign Direct Investment
International Business Environment
International Business Honors Project Seminar
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., 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), 2018-2029.
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, H. & Benavides Estevez-Breton, J. (2014). Foreign Direct Investment, Institutional Quality, Economic Freedom and Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets. Journal of Business Research.
Levy, S., Haar, J. & Joyal, A. (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.
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), 676-699.
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), 129-140.
Haar, J. (2009). Do governing institutions affect foreign direct investment? New evidence from emerging markets. International Journal of Economics and Business Research. 1 (3), 317-332.
Haar, J. (2009). Latin America: Environmental and firm-level challenges. Journal of Business Research. 62 (9), 849-853.
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), 43-84.
Haar, J. & Dominguez, R. (2006). Managing Industrial Development: The Case of Mexico’s Electronics Industry. Revue Sciences de Gestion. 50, 109-131.
Haar, J., Renko, M. & Carsrud, A. (2006). What Drives Innovativeness? Entrepreneurship and Regional Clustering in Three Biotechnology Hotspots. LISA e-journal. 4 (1), 269-290.
Beltran, C., Haar, J. & Beltran, O. (2005). Mexican Entrepreneurial Responses to Economic Liberalization: An Exploratory Study. Journal of International Entrepreneurship. 2 (4), 331-345.
Haar, J. & Brenes, E. (2012). The Future of Entrepreneurship in Latin America. Hampshire, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.
Haar, J. & Meyer-Stamer, J. (2008). Small Firms, Global Markets. London: Palgrave Macmillan.