“Well begun is half done" - HORATIO



I am a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and ICREA-Academia Research Fellow. I am also Deputy Director at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Research (CREIS). 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 am research fellow at IfM Bonn (Germany) and at the Basque Observatory for Entrepreneurship (OVE-EBB), visiting professor at Trinity Business School (Trinity College Dublin), and 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 several scholarly international publications in the fields of entrepreneurship and small business, international entrepreneurship, and innovation, and I participate in Spanish and international research projects (GEM, PSED, GUESSS). I am Associate Editor of Small Business Economics Journal (SBEJ), Consulting Editor of International Small Business Journal (ISBJ), member of the Board of Directors in the European Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB), and president of the Entrepreneurship Division at the Spanish Academy of Management (ACEDE). I was vice-dean of Entrepreneurship at the School of Economics and Business (UAB) and I currently teach entrepreneurship courses at Minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation (mEINS), Master in Applied Research in Economics and Business (MAREB), Master in Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation (MEINS), 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 was co-founder and director of the 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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