“Well begun is half done" - HORATIO

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.

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.
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

  • Institutional conditions and entrepreneurial capabilities: an International study. Karen Barranon. Anticipated date of graduation 2019.
  • Institutional dimensions and entrepreneurial activity: An international study. Tatiana Lopez. Co-supervisor Claudia Alvarez. Anticipated date of graduation 2020.
  • The role of the Saudi's institutional environment on the entrepreneurial activity. Turki Alfahaid. Anticipated date of graduation 2020.

RESEARCH STREAM 2: Institutions and diversity in entrepreneurship

  • Female Entrepreneurial Activity in Saudi Arabia: An Empirical Study. Abdullah M. Al Jarodi. Anticipated date of graduation 2020.
  • Social Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: An Institutional Approach. Luis Hidalgo. Co-supervisor Josep Rialp. Anticipated date of graduation 2020.
  • Corporate entrepreneurship in Gulf Region: A triangulation approach. Ahmed Basingab. Co-supervisor Andreu Turró. Anticipated date of graduation 2021.
  • Contextual influence on learning modes integration in firms. Guillermo Guijuelo (Universidad Javeriana de Cali -Colombia-). Co-supervisor Julio Zuluaga. Anticipated date of graduation 2022.

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

  • Sustainable entrepreneurship in emerging economies: The case of Saudi Arabia. Wafa Alwakid. Co-supervisor Sebastián Aparicio. Anticipated date of graduation 2021.
  • What is the value behind the technology transfer? A deep dive into the linkage between research commercialization and innovation. Arda Hasipek. Co-supervisor Guillaume Dumont. Anticipated date of graduation 2021.


Master theses defended

    1.  Can institutional factors promote environmental sustainability through entrepreneurship? A cross country analysis. Kathleen Rodrigo. 2018.
      2. An exploratory study of entrepreneurial intentions in a developing country: the case of Iranian students. Maryam Nassiri. 2018.
      3. Explaining Countries’ entrepreneurial activity efficiency: An institutional approach through Free Disposal Hull Analysis. Manel Mansilla, (Co-supervisor Victor Gimenez), 2017.
      4. The Sharing Economy: an exploratory research on Uber. Jules Beaumont, 2017.
      5. Co-working spaces in Barcelona: a business plan approach. Branko Jovanovic, 2017.
      6. Institutional conditions and entrepreneurial capacity: an international study. Karen Barrañón, 2016.
      7. Culture and entrepreneurial activity: A cross country study. Jannik Böger, 2015.
      8. An Innovation and Entrepreneurship Framework for Brazilian Community Universities. Ademar Schmitz (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil) (Co-supervisor Gertrudes Aparecida Dandolini), 2015.
      9. Institutional factors, opportunity entrepreneurship and economic growth: panel data evidence. Sebastian Aparicio, 2014.
      10. Social Progress Orientation and Entrepreneurship: An International Analysis. Victor Querol, 2014.
      11. Leadership as a driver of entrepreneurship. An international study. Claudia Felix, 2013.
      12. Antecedents of growth modes: The role of firm resources and institutional factors. Gerardo Velasco, 2013 (Co-supervisor Joan-Lluís Capelleras).
      13. New firm creation in Andorra: An holistic approach. (La creació d'empreses a Andorra: Una anàlisi holística). Urgell Sansa, 2013 (Universtitat d’Andorra).
      14. Environmental conditions for female entrepreneurial activity: an internationation study. Daniela Giménez, 2013
      15. Organizational resources and intrapreneurial activities: A cross-country study. Andreu Turró, 2012.
      16. Business angels: A case study in Argentina (Ángeles inversores: Un estudio de casos en Argentina. Gabriel Jacobsohn, 2012.
      17. The role of age as a determinant of entrepreneurial intention: direct and indirect effects. 
Giuseppe Criaco, 2012) (Co-supervision with Tommaso Minola).
      18. 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.
      19. Social entrepreneurship and environmental factors: a cross-country comparison. Elisabeth Ferri, 2011.
      20. Success factors in entrepreneurship: the case of Malaysia. Siti Nor Wardatulaina Mohd Yusof, 2011.
      21. Internal Factors Affecting the Entrepreneurial University: the Case of the Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico). Eduardo Gajón, 2011.
      22. 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.
      23. 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.
      24. Gender and entrepreneurship: a case study in Catalonia (Género y creación de empresas: un estudio de casos en Catalunya). María Noguera, 2009.
      25. Institutions and entrepreneurship: a quantitative analysis (Instituciones y actividad emprendedora: un análisis cuantitativo). Claudia Álvarez, 2009.
      26. Entrepreneurial universities: the case of Autonomous University of Barcelona. Maribel Guerrero, 2007.
      27. Entrepreneurship capital and Economic growth in Spain (El capital emprendedor como determinante del crecimiento económico en España). José Luis Massón, 2007.
      28. Determining factors of the SMEs success in Colombia (Factores determinantes del éxito de las PyMEs en Colombia). Mónica Franco Ángel, 2007.
      29. 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