Rodrigo Canales

Rodrigo Canales is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Yale School of Management and a member of the advisory board of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.

He does research at the intersection of organizational theory and institutional theory, with a special interest in the role of institutions for economic development. Specifically, Rodrigo studies how individuals are affected by and in turn purposefully change complex organizations or systems.  His current research is divided in three streams. The first focuses on the structural determinants of the quality of startup employment. The second explores the conditions under which development policies and practices are built upon and incorporate existing, rigorous evidence. The third explores how to build effective, resilient, and trusted police organizations in Mexico.
Rodrigo Canales has an MBA and PhD from MIT.