Appointments and education
I am an Associate Professor (Prof. Titular) in the Department of Economics and Business at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). I am also an Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and the Barcelona School of Management. I have a PhD degree in Business Economics and Administration from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (a European Doctoral Program jointly organized with Växjö University). Prior to joining UPF, I have visited Växjö University in Sweden and IESEG School of Management in France, and have taught at Toulouse Business School.
My research focuses on corporate governance, and management accounting and control. The unifying theme of my papers is the study of the determinants of firm performance. During my PhD, I developed governance and control frameworks based on productivity and efficiency measures. In the following years, I have expanded the scope of my research to target core issues in business and management. My papers can be grouped in the following lines of research:
- Corporate governance determinants of performance, and the influence of informal (culture) and formal institutions.
- Business decisions in entrepreneurship; financing and performance of start-ups.
- Benchmarking approaches to management accounting and control; applications to bank risk and firm investment.
I mostly employ quantitative econometric approaches that aim at achieving generalizations useful for the research community. My work can also serve policy makers in their quest to reach new business models.
Several of my articles have been published in leading management and business economics journals, while various of my working papers are at different review stages at top journals (see my research page).
Moreover, I consistently act as a reviewer for international journals and present my work in progress in invited seminars and at internationally renowned conferences including the Academy of Management, the European Accounting Association, the Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics (SIOE, ex-ISNIE), INFORMS, the Strategic Management Society and the North American Productivity Workshop.
I teach graduate and undergraduate courses of Business Economics, Organizations and Markets, and Management Accounting and Control. Using my research and teaching knowledge together, I have also developed a series of applied business cases that were published in a textbook.
On this site you’ll find links to my research and teaching, as well as my complete CV in pdf format. The “other” tab takes you to my media mentions and random stuff that I find entertaining or useful.