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I am a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and ICREA-Academia Research Fellow. I received a PhD in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (UAB / Växjö University - Sweden), a MA in Applied Research in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UAB) and a BA in Economics and Business (UAB). I also regularly visit Haas School of Business (University of California BerkeIey). My research focuses on the analysis of factors affecting entrepreneurship in different contexts, using the institutional approach as a theoretical framework, and combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies. I have published several studies in leading academic journals (including Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Technology Transfer, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, etc.) and I participate in Spanish and international research projects (GEM, PSED, GUESSS). I am Associate Editor of Small Business Economics Journal (SBEJ) and member of the Board of Directors in the European Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ESCB). I am currently Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship at the School of Economics and Business (UAB) and I teach entrepreneurship courses at the UAB (Minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation, Master in Applied Research in Economics and Business -MAREB- and International Doctorate in Entrepreneurship and Management, iDEM), and at other international universities. Also, I work as a consultant in entrepreneurship, innovation and SMEs in many projects of the Catalan and the Spanish governments, European Union, OCDE, and the private sector. I am co-founder and director of Centre for University Entrepreneurship -CIEU- (UAB Emprèn).

KEYWORDS: Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial activity, small business, SMEs, entrepreneurship ecosystems, international entrepreneurship, institutional economics (Emprenedoria, activitat emprenedora, creació d'empreses, PIMEs, ecosistemes emprenedors, emprenedoria internacional, teoria econòmica institutional; Emprendimiento, actividad emprendedora, creación de empresas, PYMEs, ecosistemas emprendedores, emprendimiento internacional, teoría económica institutional).


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