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PhD SUPERVISION


Doctoral Theses Defended 

RESEARCH STREAM 1: Institutions and entrepreneurial activity

  • Conditioning factors to entrepreneurship in different international contexts (Factores condicionantes de la creación de empresas en distintos contextos institucionales). Liyis Gómez. Co-supervisor José María Veciana. 2008.
  • Institutions and entrepreneurial activity: a quantitative approach. Claudia Alvarez. 2011.
  • Determinants of SMEs dynamism in Colombia (Factores determinantes del dinamismo de las Pymes en Colombia). Mónica Franco. Co-supervisor Nuria Toledano. 2012.
  • The venture creation process in Puerto Rico: from entrepreneurial potential to firm birth. Alisabeth Sanchez. 2012.
  • The role of networks in mobilising capital in different ethnic groups in South Africa: A mixed embeddedness approach to entrepreneurship. Bruce Mitchell. Co-supervisor Bengt Johannisson. 2013.
  • Social networks and university students's entrepreneurial activity in Antioquia (Colombia): An institutional analysis (Redes sociales y actividad emprendedora de los estudiantes universitarios en Antioquia. Un análisis desde la economía institucional). Mauricio Ramirez (Universidad de EAFIT -Colombia-). 2014.
  • Leadership and entrepreneurship from a socio-cultural persepctive: An international study. Claudia Félix. 2017. 
  • Institutional conditions and entrepreneurial capabilities: an International study. Karen Barranon. 2019.
  • The role of the Saudi's institutional environment on the entrepreneurial activity. Turki Alfahaid. 2020.
  • Understanding the influence of institutional dimensions on entrepreneurship phenomenon. Tatiana Lopez. Co-supervisor Claudia Alvarez. 2021.

RESEARCH STREAM 2: Institutions and diversity in entrepreneurship

  • The creation and development of entrepreneurial universities in Spain: an institutional approach. Maribel Guerrero. 2008.
  • Female Entrepreneurship in Catalonia: An institutional perspective. María Noguera. 2012.
  • Market orientation and marketing capabilities in New International Ventures: The case of the clothing industry in Argentina (La orientación al mercado y las capacidades de marketing en las nuevas empresas internacionales: un estudio de casos en el sector de la Indumentaria de Argentina). Sergio Postigo. Co-supervisor Hugo Kantis. 2013.
  • Conditioning factors for business angels: The case of Catalonia (Factores condicionantes de la aparición y desarrollo de los ángeles inversores: el caso de Cataluña). Jesus Vinyes. (Universidad de Vic). 2013.
  • Socialization process, entry and involvement of offspring in the family business. An empirical study in Colombia (El proceso de socialización, vinculación y pertenencia de descendientes a la empresa familiar. Un estudio empírico en Colombia). Melquicedec Lozano. 2013.
  • Social entrepreneurship and institutional context: A quantitative analysis. Elisabeth Ferri. 2014.
  • The creation of family business in Catalonia: an institutional approach. Marc Bernadich. 2015.
  • Conditioning factors to corporate entrepreneurship: an international study. Andreu Turró. 2016.
  • Understanding the evolutionary phenomenon of female entrepreneurial activity in Latin america. Dyalá Cordero (Tecnológico de Costa Rica -Costa Rica-). 2018.
  • Female entrepreneurial activity in Saudi Arabia: An empirical study. Abdullah M. Al Jarodi. 2020.
  • Social entrepreneurship in emerging economies: An institutional approach. Luis Hidalgo. Co-supervisor Josep Rialp. 2020.
RESEARCH STREAM 3: Institutions, entrepreneurship and socio-economic performance
  • Antecedents and consequences of Entrepreneurial Universities: An eclectic model in the Mexican emerging economy. Eduardo Gajón. Co-supervisor Maribel Guerrero. 2016. 
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship, regional socioeconomic development and sustainability: a sistemism approach in the context of Brazilian Community Universities. Ademar Schmitz (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil). Co-supervisor Gertrudes Aparecida Dandolini. 2017.
  • Institutions, entrepreneurship and economic growth: an international study. Sebastián Aparacio. 2017.


Current PhD Supervision

RESEARCH STREAM 1: Institutions and entrepreneurial activity

  • Exploring the influence of institutions in firms’ adoption of innovation in an emerging economy. Guillermo Guijuelo (Universidad Javeriana de Cali -Colombia-). Co-supervisor Julio Zuluaga. Anticipated date of graduation 2022.
  • Entrepreneurship ecosystem in Saudi Arabia: An institutional perspective. Omamah Barqawi. Co-supervisor Andreu Turro. Anticipated date of graduation 2024.

RESEARCH STREAM 2: Institutions and diversity in entrepreneurship

  • Corporate entrepreneurship activities in the context of Saudi Arabia. Ahmed Basingab. Co-supervisor Andreu Turro. Anticipated date of graduation 2022.
  • Corporate entrepreneurship in emerging economies: An institutional approach.  Jairo Orozco. Co-supervisor Andreu Turro. Anticipated date of graduation 2022.
  • The effect of social capital on social entrepreneurship: Does it vary from society to society? Shushanta Acharjee. Co-supervisor Josep Rialp. Anticipated date of graduation 2023.
  • Determinants of Sports Entrepreneurship: A multilevel Approach. Sylvia Bernacka. Co-supervisor Sebastian Aparicio. Anticipated date of graduation 2024.
  • Legitimacy and Growth Strategies for Social Enterprises in the Dynamic Institutional Ecosystem of Developing Countries. Alina Spanutz. Anticipated date of graduation 2024.
  • Determinant factors of tourism and hospitality entrepreneurship: The case of Spain. Julia Tor. Co-supervisor Maria Noguera. Anticipated date of graduation 2024.

RESEARCH STREAM 3: Institutions, entrepreneurship and socio-economic performance

  • Institutional antecedents of green entrepreneurship and sustainable development in Saudi Arabia. Wafa Alwakid. Co-supervisor Sebastián Aparicio. Anticipated date of graduation 2022.
  • Social Inclusion and higher entrepreneurial education: A study in an emerging economy. Alba Corredor (Universidad del Norte -Colombia-). Co-supervisor Eduardo Gomez. Anticipated date of graduation 2022.



Master theses defended

    1. Overcoming the valley of death: Institutions inducing university spin-offs’ early development in Switzerland. Ann-Sophie Kowalewski. 2021.
    2. The influence of regulations and culture on women’s entrepreneurial motivation: A study in China and Spain. Ruixiang Shi. 2021.
    3. Entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging economies: The case of Saudi Arabia. Omamah Barqawi (Co-supervisor Andreu Turro). 2021.
    4. Determinants of Sports Entrepreneurship: An institutional approach. Sylvia Bernacka. 2021.
    5. The influence of social capital on social entrepreneurship in the context of developing and developed countries: An empirical Study. Shushanta Acharjee. 2020.
    6. Social capital and entrepreneurship performance: The mediating role of wasta in a Saudi context. Mohammad Ali Hurieb. 2020.
    7. Institutional environment for entrepreneurship development in Mexico. Alejandro Talavera. 2020.
    8. Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Environmental Phenomena in Catalonia. Carolin-Clara Maaßen (Co-supervisor Maria Rosa Rovira). 2020.
    9. The impact of culture and policy in an entrepreneurial ecosystem: A case study on South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. Leah Young. 2019.
    10. Corporate entrepreneurship in efficiency-driven economies: An institutional perspective. Jairo Orozco. 2019. 
    11. The effect of firm’s innovation modes on radical innovation and the moderating role of institutional factors in an emerging economy. Guillermo Orjuela (Co-supervisor Julio Zuluaga), 2019.
    12. Can institutional factors promote environmental sustainability through entrepreneurship? A cross country analysis. Kathleen Rodrigo. 2018.
    13. An exploratory study of entrepreneurial intentions in a developing country: the case of Iranian students. Maryam Nassiri. 2018.
    14.  Explaining Countries’ entrepreneurial activity efficiency: An institutional approach through Free Disposal Hull Analysis. Manel Mansilla, (Co-supervisor Victor Gimenez), 2017.
    15. The Sharing Economy: an exploratory research on Uber. Jules Beaumont, 2017.
    16. Co-working spaces in Barcelona: a business plan approach. Branko Jovanovic, 2017.
    17. Institutional conditions and entrepreneurial capacity: an international study. Karen Barrañón, 2016.
    18. Culture and entrepreneurial activity: A cross country study. Jannik Böger, 2015.
    19. An Innovation and Entrepreneurship Framework for Brazilian Community Universities. Ademar Schmitz (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil) (Co-supervisor Gertrudes Aparecida Dandolini), 2015.
    20. Institutional factors, opportunity entrepreneurship and economic growth: panel data evidence. Sebastian Aparicio, 2014.
    21. Social Progress Orientation and Entrepreneurship: An International Analysis. Victor Querol, 2014.
    22.  Leadership as a driver of entrepreneurship. An international study. Claudia Felix, 2013. 
    23. Antecedents of growth modes: The role of firm resources and institutional factors. Gerardo Velasco, 2013 (Co-supervisor Joan-Lluís Capelleras). 
    24. New firm creation in Andorra: An holistic approach. (La creació d'empreses a Andorra: Una anàlisi holística). Urgell Sansa, 2013 (Universtitat d’Andorra).
    25. Environmental conditions for female entrepreneurial activity: an internationation study. Daniela Giménez, 2013
    26. Organizational resources and intrapreneurial activities: A cross-country study. Andreu Turró, 2012.
    27. Business angels: A case study in Argentina (Ángeles inversores: Un estudio de casos en Argentina. Gabriel Jacobsohn, 2012.
    28. The role of age as a determinant of entrepreneurial intention: direct and indirect effects. 
Giuseppe Criaco, 2012) (Co-supervision with Tommaso Minola).
    29. Social networks and university students's entrepreneurial activity in Antioquia (Colombia): An institutional analysis (Redes sociales y actividad emprendedora universitaria en Antioquia. Un análisis desde la Economía Institucional. Mauricio Ramirez (Universidad EAFIT, Colombia), 2011.
    30. Social entrepreneurship and environmental factors: a cross-country comparison. Elisabeth Ferri, 2011.
    31. Success factors in entrepreneurship: the case of Malaysia. Siti Nor Wardatulaina Mohd Yusof, 2011.
    32. Internal Factors Affecting the Entrepreneurial University: the Case of the Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico). Eduardo Gajón, 2011.
    33. University entrepreneurship support: The case of Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas (Mexico) (El fomento de la creación de empresas desde la universidad mexicana: el caso de la Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas). Elizabeth Mayer, 2010.
    34. Entepreneurial networks and intrapreneurship in Catalonia: A case study family business (Redes emprendedoras y nuevos proyectos innovadores: Un estudio de casos comparativo en la empresa familiar en Cataluña). Marc Bernadich, 2009.
    35. Gender and entrepreneurship: a case study in Catalonia (Género y creación de empresas: un estudio de casos en Catalunya). María Noguera, 2009.
    36. Institutions and entrepreneurship: a quantitative analysis (Instituciones y actividad emprendedora: un análisis cuantitativo). Claudia Álvarez, 2009.
    37. Entrepreneurial universities: the case of Autonomous University of Barcelona. Maribel Guerrero, 2007.
    38. Entrepreneurship capital and Economic growth in Spain (El capital emprendedor como determinante del crecimiento económico en España). José Luis Massón, 2007.
    39. Determining factors of the SMEs success in Colombia (Factores determinantes del éxito de las PyMEs en Colombia). Mónica Franco Ángel, 2007.
    40. Formalized HRM practices in tourism SMEs in Catalonia: description, determinants and link with performance. Desislava Yordanova, 2005.


“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers” RALPH NADER

"Anything one person can imagine, others can make real" JULES VERNE

"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet" JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU