Dr. German Echecopar is a Visiting Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the School of Business at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. Professor Echecopar has taught for over twenty years at different institutions, such as Tulane University, UCLA, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Universidad Diego Portales, among others.
Dr. Echecopar’s research interests include new venture creation, startup accelerators, angel investing, and venture capital. Professor Echecopar has participated in the design and implementation of innovation and entrepreneurial policies in Chile and has consulted on innovation and entrepreneurship policies for multilateral institutions. He also has consulted on strategy and business development for companies in Latin America and the USA. With partners he has created and grown 4 companies in the food and information technology industries.
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
M. A. in Economics, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
B. S. in Industrial Engineering, Catholic University, Lima, Peru
Echecopar, G., S. Matusik, C. Bustamante and S. Mingo (2015, March). Learning from Outliers: A Revisionist Perspective on the Role of Institutions in Venture Capital Market Creation, Strategic Management Research Conference, Catholic University, Chile.
Echecopar, G. (2012, October) Entrepreneurship as Method: How Entrepreneurs Create Value in a Changing World, Carey-Darden-Leeds Entrepreneurship Scholars’ Retreat, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, October 19-21, 2012.
Echecopar, G., S. Matusik, and C. Bustamante (2012, March). Public Policy for Entrepreneurial Finance: A Comparative Assessment of the U.S. and Chile’s Risk Capital Industries, Kauffman Foundation International Research and Policy Roundtable, Liverpool, UK.
Echecopar, G. (2000, August) Characterizing Cluster Innovation: an approach from the wood products sector, 4th International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation, Curitiva, Brazil.
Felzensztein C., Echecopar G., Deans K.R. (2015) Marketing Innovation and Externalities: The Case of the Chilean Wine Cluster. In: Dato-on M. (eds) The Sustainable Global Marketplace. Developments in Marketing Science: Proceedings of the Academy of Marketing Science. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319- 10873-5_26.
Keinan, A., M. Norton, G. Echecopar and C. Scott (2014) Gaston Acurio: A recipe for success. Harvard Business School Case.
Echecopar, G. and A. Rogers (2011) Risk Capital Chile 2009, Editorial Andres Bello, Chile.
Echecopar, G. (2011) Corporate Entrepreneurship. In: F. Sin and M. Kunc (eds), Strategy, Editorial Andres Bello, Chile.
Amoros, E. and G. Echecopar (2010). GEM National Report Chile 2009, Adolfo Ibañez University and UDD, Chile.
Cortes, P. And G. Echecopar (2008). GEM Risk Capital Chile 2008, Adolfo Ibañez University and UDD, Chile.
Amoros, E. and G. Echecopar (2007). Startups in Chile: Are we in the right path? In: P. Cortes (ed.), Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Chile: a work in progress, Editorial UDD, Chile.
Amoros, E. and G. Echecopar (2007). GEM National Report Chile 2006, Adolfo Ibañez University and UDD, Chile.
Angelelli, P. and G. Echecopar (2006). Seed Capital for Startup Financing: lessons learned in Latin America, InterAmerican Development Bank, USA.
Amoros, E. And G. Echecopar (2006). GEM National Report Chile 2005, Adolfo Ibañez University and UDD, Chile, 2006.
Echecopar, G. (2005). Chile: an overview of the investment and business environment. In: E. O’Halloran et al., Angel investing in Latin America, Batten Institute, University of Virginia, USA.
Echecopar, G. (2004). Incubating Innovative Startups: some lessons from Chile. In S. Tiffin: Entrepreneurship in Latin America, Praeger Press, USA.
Echecopar, G. and J. A. Rock (1999). Competitiveness Development of the Maule Region. In CEUR-ILPES: Institutions and Actors of Territorial Development in the Midst of Globalization, Bio-Bio University and CEPAL, Chile.
Echecopar, G. (1999). Industrial Selection and Growth, Revista de Analisis Economico, Chile.