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Percy Garcia

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Dr. Percy Garcia is a Senior Research Associate at Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary and affiliated with the International Resources Industries and Sustainability Centre (IRIS).  Also, he is a private consultant on social and environmental issues in the hydrocarbon industry in Latin America.  His experience includes five years in the oil and gas industry in the areas of reservoir, production, and operation engineering; consulting on natural gas marketing in North America; and conflict resolution and negotiations, improving institutional arrangements, building capacity, and sustainable development programs for governments and corporations in Latin America.

His current research focuses on indigenous people, conflict resolution and negotiation, social and environmental issues, hydrocarbon industry in Latin America, technology transfer, capacity building, sustainable development, and international business.  He has graduated in petroleum engineering from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI), Peru (1990) and holds MEDes (1998) and PhD (2006) from the University of Calgary.  His dissertation topic was Sustainable Development Strategies in International Business: The Case of Resource-Based Firms in the Andean Region of Latin America.

Selected Publications

  • Lertzman, D., Garcia, P., and Harrie Vredenburg (2013), Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America’s Petroleum Industry: A National Oil Company’s Strategy for Sustainable Development.  International Journal of Business Innovation and Research (IJBIR).  Vol. 7, No. 2
  • Percy Garcia, Xiaoyu Liu, and Harrie Vredenburg (2011).  FDI in Latin America Hydrocarbon Sector: Government Efforts to Increase Attractiveness by Reducing Social Risks.  International Journal of Business Research.  Vol 11, No. 4, pp. 54-64.
  • Lertzman, David; Garcia, Percy and Harrie Vredenburg (2009).  “A National Oil Company as Social Development Agent,”  International Review of Business Research Papers (IRBRP).  Vol.5, No. 5. pp.1-15.
  • Percy Garcia and Harrie Vredenburg (2009).  Fiscal Regimes and Foreign Direct Investment in the O&G industry in Latin America.  Journal of International Business and Economics (JIBE).  Vol.9, No.4, pp.115-125.
  • Percy Garcia and Harrie Vredenburg (2003). Collaboration Between Corporations, Nongovernmental Organizations, and Indigenous Communities in Latin America (Management), IN Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT), June, Vol.55, No.5, pp.36-40
  • Percy Garcia and Harrie Vredenburg (2003). Building Corporate Citizenship through Strategic Bridging in the Oil and Gas Industry in Latin America, IN Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Edited by Sandra Waddock. Greenleaf Publishing Ltd., London, UK. Issue 10, pp.37-49

Selected Conferences

  • Percy Garcia and Harrie Vredenburg (2008). “Multinational Resource Extraction Firms and Development in Latin America: Overcoming Institutional Constraints”, IABE Annual Conference. International Academy of Business and Economics.  Las Vegas, Nevada. October 2008
  • Harrie Vredenburg and Percy Garcia (2007). “Technology Transfer in International Business: The Role of the Multinational Corporation in Building Capacity in Developing Countries”, IABE Annual Conference. International Academy of Business and Economics.  Las Vegas, Nevada. October 2007
  • SPE International Petroleum Conference & Exhibition (2002). “Collaboration Between Corporation, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Indigenous Communities: The Bridge Strategy To Pursue Sustainable Development in the Oil and Gas Industry in Latin America." Society of Petroleum Engineers. Villahermosa, Mexico. February 2002.
  • SPE Annual Technical and Exhibition Conference (2000). “Market Segmentation and Pricing Strategies in the Natural Gas Market in North America."  Society of Petroleum Engineers. Dallas, Texas. October 2000.

Guest Keynote Speaker

  • Percy Garcia (2013). “Extractive Firms and their Relationship with Communities where They Operate: Regional Perspective: Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru”. The Global Compact: Centro Regional de Apoyo para América Latina y el Caribe. – Bogotá, Colombia, March 2013.
  • Percy Garcia (2012). “Responsible Mining in the XXI Century”, II Business Forum of the Global Compact in Latin America and the Caribbean, Responsibility and Sustainability. The Global Compact: Centro Regional de Apoyo para América Latina y el Caribe. – Lima, Perú, November 2012
  • Percy Garcia (2008). “Corporate Social Responsibility: Dilemmas and Challenges of the Oil and Gas Industry”, III Oil and Gas Update.  International Conference. ESPOL – Ecuadorian Technological University.  Guayuaquil, Ecuador, August 2008.

Jury for Technical Papers

  • Percy Garcia (2008). “Growing: Southamerica Leading a Green and Responsible Oil and Gas Industry”, VI INGEPET – International Conference.  Lima-Peru, October 2008.

Selected Consulting Projects

  • MHE (Minister of Hydrocarbon and Energy), Bolivia.  Advising on social and environmental issues in the hydrocarbon sector.  Funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), 2010 – Present.
  • PEMEX (Mexican State Oil Company) Project.  Elaboration of Sustainable Development Strategies for its operations in Chicontepec, Veracruz. Funded by United Nations Development Program (UNDP). 2008.
  • Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) Project: Environmental Management: Voluntary environmental management controls within the Hydrocarbon Sector in Colombia, Fall, 1997
  • University-Suncor Project: Development of a Sustainable Development Program for Suncor’s Operations in Jordan, Winter & Summer, 2001.


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