“Well begun is half done" - HORATIO


Main research projects

  • PID2022-141777NB-I00 “Institutional and organizational determinants of entrepreneurship in a digital and sustainable international context” (Spanish Ministry of Science & Innovation)(2023-2026)(PI)
  • 2021-SGR-00719 "Entrepreneurship, Management and Performance" (Economy & Knowledge Department-Catalan Government-) (2022-2024) (PI)
  • ECO2017-87885-P "Dynamic capabilities and institutions as determinants of international entrepreneurship" (Spanish Ministry of Economy & Competitiveness) (2018-2022) (PI)
  • HEU-BOOGIE-U “Boosting Innovation and Entrepreneurship through European Universities” (BOOGIE-U) HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education (2021-2023)
  • KA220-HED-E64F250A-17 “Digital skills and cross-domain entrepreneurship for societal challenges” (DIGI-SOC) Erasmus+ (2021-2023)
  • 598682-EPP-1-2018-1-AR-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP "Latin Amercian consensus for the internationalisation in postgraduate education" (CONSENS) Erasmus+ (2019-2022) (PI)
  • 585739-EPP-1-2017-1-AR-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP "Technology and innovation management" (EULA-GTEC) Erasmus+ (2018-2021) (IP)
  • ECO2013-44027-P “Determining factors of international entrepreneurship: institutions, organizational capabilities and networks". (Spanish Ministry of Economy & Competitiveness) (2015-2018) (PI)
  • 2014-SGR-1626 "Analyzing organizations" (Economy & Knowledge Department -Catalan Government-) (2015-2018)
  • GEM-Spain (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor) (2014-2023)
  • Observatory for entrepreneurial universities -Spain (2013-2015)
  • PSED-Spain (Panel Study for Entrepreneurial Dynamics) (2014-2018)
  • GUESSS-Spain (Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students‘ Survey) (2013-2023) )(PI)
  • ECO2010-16760 “Entrepreneurship, internationalization and performance of new ventures (SMEs) in a globalised context” (Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation) (2011-2014)
  • SRM/500012375 "Promoting successful graduate entrepreneurship through entrepreneurship education and Start-up support" OECD (2012-2013)
  • SEJ2007-60995/ECO “Evaluating organizations: indicators and efficiency” (Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation) (2007-2010)
  • 2009SGR0976 "Analizing organizations" (Catalan Government Department for Universities, Research and Information Society) (2009-2013)
  • P08-SEJ-03542- "The influence of cultural values and socioeconomic factors on the entrepreneurial intentions: a regional analysis in Spain". (2008-2011)
  • 1435-UAB "Performance Evaluation of Organizations" (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) (2006-2009)
  • 2005-SGR-00858 "Analizing organizations" (Catalan Government Department for Universities, Research and Information Society) (2005-2008)
  • Observatory for Entrepreneurship in Catalonia (SISDEC) (Department of Industry -Catalan Government-) (2006-2008) )PI)
  • EM-2006-16 “Technology-based new firms in rural Catalonia” (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) (2006-2007)
  • SEC2003-04770/ECO “Efficiency, total factor productivity and financial constraints” (Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology) (2003-2006)
  • EM-2005-41 “Technology-based entrepreneurship in Catalonia” (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) (2005-2006) (PI)
  • EA2003-0053 “Citaedem. Business Economics Citation Index” (Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport) (2003-2004)
  • EA2002-0067 “Citaedem. Business Economics Citation Index” (Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport) (2002-2003)
  • OBSEREGIO/SP3.P5 “Observatory for the analysis of the impact of universities on regional development” (European Union, INTERREG IIIA) (2003-2005)
  • LUH/acs/1 BRIDGE PROJECT (European Family Business Institute) (2003-2004)

Honors and awards

  • Best Paper finalist at the ISBE 2022 conference in York (UK) "Surviving Dominant Digital Platform Ecosystems: Strategies for Small Digital Platform-Dependent Entrepreneurs" (October 2022).
  • Best accepted paper at the 82 nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM) "Knowledge Creation, Knowledge Exploitation, and Employee Venturing Behaviors at the National Level" (August 2022). 
  • "Stays for Senior Teaching and research staff abroad - 2021" (July 2022).
  • Best paper finalist award at the XXXI International ACEDE Conference (ACEDE) "Institutions, destructive entrepreneurship, and regional economic growth" (June 2022). 
  • Global Strategy Journal Prize Best Paper at the 56th Annual Conference of CLADEA (virtual), “Institutions, dynamic capabilities, and corporate entrepreneurship performance: An analysis in a developing country” (October 2021).
  • Best accepted paper at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (virtual), "Sizing destructive entrepreneurship: The role of institutions in the regional economic growth process" (August 2021).
  • Best accepted paper at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (virtual),"Understanding the effects of Venezuelan migration on the entrepreneurial activity in Colombia" (August 2021).
  • Best paper selected at the Rent XXXIV (Online), Jose Maria Veciana Award, "Intrapreneurship in developed/ing economies: An institutional perspective”, Naples (November 2020).
  • ICREA-Academia award 2018. Generalitat de Catalunya (January 2019).
  • Best paper selected in entrepreneurship “Innovation through R&D activities in the European context: Antecedents and consequences”, presented at the XXIX Congreso Nacional de ACEDE, A Coruña (June 2019).
  • Best paper selected " Institutional Conditions and Enterprises’ Social Innovations: Insights from a Latin-American Economy", presented at Iberoamerican Academy of Management, New Orleans (December 2017).
  • Emerald / Highly Commended Paper Award 2014, “Organizational resources and intrapreneurial activities: and international study” (June 2014).
  • Best paper selected “Institutional dimensions and entrepreneurial activity”, presented at the XXI Congreso Nacional de ACEDE, Barcelona (September 2011).
  • Best paper selected at the Technology Transfer Society (T2S Conference), “Entrepreneurial Universities: A Case Study Comparison in Two European Regions”, Augsburg (September 2011).
  • Emerald / EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award 2011 for the thesis “Institutions and entrepreneurial activity: a quantitative analysis” (thesis supervision) (December 2011).
  • Best paper “Environmental conditions and entrepreneurial activity: An institutional approach” (Entorno e iniciativa emprendedora: una perspectiva institucional), presented at the “I Jornadas de Investigación sobre la pequeña y mediana empresa e iniciativa empresarial”. Universidad Carlos III. Madrid (December 2009).
  • Best paper award in entrepreneurship “The impact of desirability and feasibility on entrepreurial intentions. A structural equation model” presented at the XVI Congreso Nacional de ACEDE, Valencia (September 2006).
  • Best paper award “The born-global phenomenon: a multiple case study research", presented at CIMAR 2005, Barcelona (June 2005).
  • Doctoral Thesis nominated to ECIU young researcher prize 2004, University of Dortmund (September 2004).
  • Best paper selected at the Rent XVI "Support measures for new business creation: a comparative empirical study between rural and urban areas in Catalonia", Barcelona (November 2002).
  • Young researchers award “University attitudes towards entrepreneurship: a two countries comparison” presented at the "Entrepreneurship summit 2000", San Juan de Puerto Rico (January 2000).

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