Andrey M. Elizondo's profile

Andrey M. Elizondo

SPS Department

Science, Technology & Innovation Studies


1.04 Old Surgeons Hall

High School Yards

Edinburgh, UK

EH10 4LZ


Ph.D. Student in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (Sept 2017 –    )

          Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation

          The University of Edinburgh

          Edinburgh, Scotland UK

Master by research in Science and Technology Studies (Graduated with merit) (Sept 2016 – Aug 2017 )

          The University of Edinburgh

          Edinburgh, Scotland UK

Master Degree in International Business (Graduated with distinction) (June 2006 – Dec 2008)

          EGADE Business School

          Monterrey Institute of Technology

          Monterrey, Mexico

with a double degree in

Master in European Business (Graduated with distinction)

          ESCP Business School

          Madrid, Spain

Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering (February 2000 - Sept 2005)

          Costa Rica Institute of Technology

          Cartago, Costa Rica

Awards and Funding

  • Award: Disruptive Innovation Case Writing Competition 2013.  Second Place 

    Sponsor: Institute of Political Economy, Utah State University (USA)

    Country: United States

    Case: The National Dilemma of E-Procurement: Case on the Duality of Technological Platforms and Implementation Models

    Author: Andrey M. Elizondo & Dr. Juan Carlos Barahona


  • Recognition: 40 Under 40, 2012 Costa Rica´s Edition

    Awarded for:his efforts in government digitalization” (El Financiero, 2011)

    Description: Nomination and annual publication by the weekly journal El Financiero (one of the nation’s most important print media); selection of the forty most influential adults under 40 in the country

    Sponsor: Periódico El Financiero

    Country: Costa Rica


  • Award: EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) Case Writing Competition 2011

    Category: Responsible Leadership. First Place

    Sponsor: European Foundation for Management Development

    Country: Belgium

    Case: Veragua Rainforest: Bio Innovation and Responsible Leadership

    Author: Andrey M. Elizondo & Dr. Juan Carlos Barahona


  • Award: Premio Reto a la Excelencia (best student award 2005)

    Description: Annual recognition of the top students in the country’s engineering schools

    Sponsor: Procter & Gamble Co.

    Country: Costa Rica

Research Interests

Information Infrastructures Complex systems Digital Transformation data management Cross-boundaries Systems Integration Human Dynamics, Artifacts and Practices Data Society e-health Interoperability Social Informatics and Innovation Technology and Innovation Studies Task Complexity Social network analysis Computational Social Science

Teaching Experience

  • NHS Digital Academy (The University of Edinburgh and Imperial College London) (United Kingdom)

Online Module Tutor (Sept 2018 - Dec 2018)

Module: Technology Strategy and Health Information Systems Implementation 


  • INCAE Business School (Costa Rica)

Teacher Assistant MBA Courses (2011 - 2016) 

Courses: Critical Thinking and Managerial Decisions, Design Thinking, Social Network Analysis, Management of Innovation

PhD Title

Infrastructuring Data Integration Between Multiple Socio-Technical Contexts of Care

PhD Supervisors

  • Professor Robin Williams (Director of the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation. University of Edinburgh)
  • Professor Stuart Anderson (Deputy Head of School of Informatics. University of Edinburgh)
  • Dr. Kathrin Cresswell (Director of Innovation, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics. University of Edinburgh)

PhD Overview

Large-scale information infrastructures have the capacity to connect multiple and very different worlds, contexts, and systems; support multiple users and serve multiple purposes. New artifacts and new kinds of information exchange between primary and secondary care and related social services, made possible by advances in Information and Communication Technologies, are expected to deliver improvements in the quality, timeliness and efficiency of health services.  These possibilities have therefore produced high expectations and big promises. There is however little current understanding of how effective exchange can be achieved and what the consequences will be; there is also little understanding about the cross-organisational process of construction and negotiation of such interoperability; and the new uses and practices that users develop when such information infrastructures are already in use in different contexts. This research is conducted on a real-life NHS regional laboratory in England, where which a new generation of cross boundaries digital platforms are being developed. This research will identify emergent patterns of uses, practices and early outcomes in collaboration and interaction between actors, resulting from the ability to share clinical data. 

also in Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases. (2015) 5, 57–64. Palgrave Macmillam. DOI: 10.1057/jittc.2015.7.

  • Elizondo, Andrey; Ickis, John; Ramírez, Julio Sergio. Changing the Way We Work: The Case of Optima ERP. Inter-American Development Bank. IDBCLD-001.  Version 0.1. Washington, D.C., USA. 2014.
  • Elizondo, Andrey; Barahona, Juan Carlos; Brenes, Esteban. Grupo Tribu and the Complex Transition to a Digital Advertising Agency. INCAE Business School Library, Cod. 30984, Sept. 2013.
  • Barahona, Juan Carlos & Elizondo, Andrey. Measuring the Provision of Public Services by Digital Means. 13th European Conference on E-Government. Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings. University of Insubria, Como, Italy. June 12-13, 2013.
  • Elizondo, Andrey & Barahona, Juan Carlos. E-Health Records: Toward a Successful Implementation. INCAE Business Review, Vol.2, No.7, January - April, 2013, p. 58-65.
  • Barahona, Juan Carlos & Elizondo, Andrey. The Disruptive Innovation Theory Applied to National Implementations of E-Procurement. Electronic Journal of E-Government. Vol. 10 Issue 2, 2012, p. 107 – 119. ISSN 1479-439X.
  • Barahona, Juan Carlos & Elizondo, Andrey. New Challenge to Fulfilling the Promise of E-Procurement. 12th European Conference on E-Government. Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings. ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, June 13-14, 2012

Also in The Case Center. Ref 711-027-1.