Javier J. Hernández Acosta
Director – Business Administration Department, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, Puerto Rico
Javier J. Hernandez Acosta, PhD, MBA is Assistant Professor and Director of the Business Department at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón. He is the founder of Inversión Cultural, a non-profit organization that promotes the development of cultural and creative businesses in Puerto Rico. He holds a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurial Development and Management from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and an MBA in International Business from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus. He is a self-taught musician (percussionist) and has collaborated with multiple artists. He was Cultural Advisor of the Commission for Cultural Development (CODECU) and a member of the Advisory Council for the Creative Industries in Puerto Rico (2014-2018). He is the author of the Profile of the Creative Economy in Puerto Rico and the book Emprendimiento Creativo. He has been principal investigator or co-investigator in projects such as Puerto Rico Innovation Survey (2015), the Science and Technology Survey in Puerto Rico: Research and Development (2014-2015) and the World Values Survey in Puerto Rico - 2018. He has presented research in over 15 countries. He is a member of the board of directors of Pública Espacio, Teatro Breve (President), 80grados (Treasurer) and Pro Arte Musical (Artistic Director).