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I am an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Department of Business -Economics and Business Studies (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona -UAB-) and currently a Visiting Scholar at the Haas School of Business (University of California BerkeIey). I received a Ph.D. (European Doctoral Programme in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, UAB and Växjö University - Sweden), a M.Sc. in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UAB) and a B.A. in Economics (UAB). I am particularly interested in 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 international academic journals (including Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Technology Transfer, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, etc.) and I am participating in Spanish and international research projects (GEM, PSED, GUESSS). I am teaching entrepreneurship courses at undergraduate (Department of Business -Economics and Business Studies-), master (Master in Applied Research in Economics and Business -MAREB-) and doctoral level (International Doctorate in Entrepreneurship and Management -IDEM-) at the UAB and at other international universities. I am working as a consultant in entrepreneurship and SMEs in many projects of the Catalan and Spanish government, European Union, OCDE and the private sector. Also, I am co-founder and director of Centre for University Entrepreneurship -CIEU- (UAB Emprèn).

KEYWORDS: Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial activity, small business, SMEs, institutional economics (Emprenedoria, activitat emprenedora, creació d'empreses, PIMEs, teoria econòmica institutional; Emprendimiento, actividad emprendedora, creación de empresas, PYMEs, teoría económica institutional).

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