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David is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and ICREA-Academia Research Fellow. He is also Director at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Research (CREIS). He 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). He is a research fellow at IfM Bonn (Germany) and at the Basque Observatory for Entrepreneurship (OVE-EBB), and he regularly visits Haas School of Business (University of California BerkeIey) and Trinity Business School (Trinity College Dublin). His 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. He has several scholarly international publications in the fields of entrepreneurship and small business, international entrepreneurship, and (technological and social) innovation, and he was named on the Stanford List among the top 2% most widely cited scientists in his discipline (2022). In addition, David participates in various international research projects (GEM, PSED, GUESSS) and he is principal investigator of the SGR research group  “Entrepreneurship, Management and Performance" (Economy & Knowledge Department -Catalan Government-) and the project “Institutional and organizational determinants of international entrepreneurship in a digital and sustainable context" (Spanish Ministry of Science & Innovation). He is Associate Editor of Small Business Economics Journal (SBEJ), Consulting Editor of International Small Business Journal (ISBJ), and member of the editorial board of several academic journals. He is currently member of the Board of Directors in the European Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) and chair of the “Institutions and Entrepreneurship” Special Interest Group" (InsEnt SIG-ECSB). He is past-president of the Entrepreneurship Division at the Spanish Academy of Management (ACEDE) and he was vice-dean of Entrepreneurship at the School of Economics and Business (UAB). He currently teaches 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. David also works 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. He was co-founder and director of the Centre for University Entrepreneurship -CIEU- (UAB Emprèn) and currently he leads the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation at the UAB.

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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