Carlos J. Alsua

Professor of Practice
Academic Director, Global Entrepreneurship

McClelland Hall 202
1130 E. Helen St.
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, Arizona 85721

Areas of Expertise

Cross cultural management
Global entrepreneurship and innovation
Global ethics
Global leadership
Implementation of managerial practices in developing economies
Motivation in an international context
Positive psychology

Carlos Alsua is a professor of practice in the Eller College's McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship. Alsua's global expertise has brought him to work with a number of public and private organizations on more than four continents. As an entrepreneur, his interests center in transportation and sustainable food industries. As an academic, his interests focus on globalization/glocalization processes, global entrepreneurship and innovation, leadership innovation, growth mindset, global ethics and the implementation of managerial practices and entrepreneurship in developing economies. He has held previous faculty positions at the University of Alaska, Anchorage; Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Business School, Chile; as well as numerous visiting positions in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Russia. His research appears in academic and practitioner journals and in numerous national and international conferences.

Current Research

  • Entrepreneurship


  • ENTR 485 Innovating: Creating the future

Teaching Interests

  • International Organizational Behavior
  • Global Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and Development
  • Change and Innovation, Strategy
  • Global Management/HR, Leadership and Performance
  • Environment of Business (Ethics)/Business and Society


  • PhD Business Administration (Management), W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
  • MBA, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University