CURRICULUM VITAE

Academic data

PhD. in Managerial and Business Economics Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. June 1992. Qualification "Cum Laude with honors". Dissertation Title: "Capital markets as a control mechanism. The non-voting shares".

Bachelor’s Degree in Managerial Economics Universitat de Barcelona. June 1986.

Academic positions

  • Visisting Professor at IE Business School. (2015-2016)
  • Professor (Chair) in Managerial Economics at the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB). Mallorca (from 2002).
  • Director of the Department of Business Administration at the UIB (Nov. 2007-Oct2015)
  • Director of Family Business Chair, sponsored by Banca March. (since 2004)
  • Visiting Researcher at the University of Illinois (Urbana Champaign). V. K. Zimmerman Center for International Education and Research in Accounting. College of Business. (June to August, years 2009, 2010 and 2011)
  • Visiting Researcher at Centre for Business Research at Cambridge University (UK) (June 2006 to February 2007)
  • Associate Professor (with tenure, 1994-2002) at the Business Department (Department d'Economia de l'Empresa) .Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Financial Economics group.
  • Visiting Researcher at Oxford University. Said Business School. 1999.
  • Visiting Scholar at CentER (Center for Economic Research) at Tilburg University, The Netherlands, during the 1995-1996 academic year.
  • Associate Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) during the academic year of 1992-1993 in the Business and Economics Department.
  • Teaching and research assistant at the Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa (1986-1992). Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.

Publications

Paper
  • "Family Firms and Compliance: Reconciling the Conflicting Predictions within the Socioemotional Wealth Perspective Family Business Review. With Luiz Ricardo Kabbach and Ruth Aguilera. Forthcoming June 2017.
  • "A Clash of Governance Logics: Foreign Ownership and Board Monitoring" Strategic Management Journal. 37(2): 349–369. With Desender, K., Aguilera, R. V., LopezPuertas-Lamy, M. (2016)
  • "Global corporate governance: On the relevance of firms’ ownership structure. Journal of World Business. Volume 51, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages 50–57, with Ruth Aguilera.
  • "Do Family Firms have Better Access to External Finance during Crises? Corporate Governance: An International Review. 2015, 23(3): 249–265. Paper with Alfredo Martin.
  • "Executive directors' pay and networks: the influence of ownership structure, with Bartolome Pascual. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Volume 34, Issue 2, March–April 2015, Pages 175-203. Paper with Bartolomé Pascual.
  • "Does the independence of independent directors matter?. Journal of Corporate Finance10/2014; 28 (October 2014):116-134. Special issue: Inside the boardroom. Paper with Bartolomé Pascual.
  • "When Does Ownership Matter? Strategic Management Journal. Vol 34 (2013). Pp.823-842. Paper with Desender, K., Aguilera, R. V. and Garcia-Cestona, M. A. "
  • Firm Family Firms: Current Debates of Corporate Governance in Family Firms. Journal of Family Business Strategy 3 (2012) 66–69. Paper with Ruth Aguilera.
  • "Prácticas de gobierno corporativo y modelos de control: una aplicación a las sociedades cotizadas en España Papeles de Economía Española nº 132. (2012).
  • "Is institutional shareholder activism new? Evidence from UK shareholder coalitions in the pre-Cadbury era. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 18, 274-295 (2010) with Luc Rennegboog.
  • "Corporate Governace practices of spanish listed firms in Spain 2004-2007 (Las prácticas de gobierno corporativo de las entidades bancarias cotizadas en España 2004-2007. Análisis comparado con el Mercado Continuo), with B. Pacual. Revista Estabilidad Financiera. Banco de España (2009) pp. 80-110.
  • "Innovation activity in the hotel industry: evidence from Balearic Islands, with Francina Orfila and Ester Martínez. Tourism Management. Vol 26, no. 6 (2005) pp. 851-865.
  • "Governance Mechanisms in Spanish Banks. Does Ownership Matter? with M.A. García-Cestona and Vicente Salas. Journal of Banking & Finance, Volume 28, Issue 10, October 2004, Pages 2311-2330.
  • "Gobierno de las entidades bancarias, with M.A. García Cestona. Papeles de Economía Española. n. 101. (2004).
  • "Total Board Compensation, Governance and Performance of Spanish Listed Companies with Carles Gispert en Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, Vol 17:1 (2003) pp. 103-126.
  • "Causes and consequences of block increases. evidence from Spanish non-financial firms, with Carles Gispert. Journal of Management and Governance.vol 6 (235-254)2002.
  • "Do managerial remuneration schemes reduce agency costs? Evidence from blockholder and market oriented corporate governance systems with Carles Gispert and Luc Renneboog. Quarterly Journal of Economic Research (Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung) Volume 2001/I February 2001.
  • "Spanish anti-takeover devices and corporate performance, withM. Alemany . Quarterly Journal of Economic Research (Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung) Volume 2001/I February 2001.
  • "La Valoración Económica de las Cajas de Ahorros. Papeles de Economia Española. Nº. 74-75. with Eva Jansson and Vicente Salas. 1998.
  • "Determinants of ownership structure: a panel data approach to the Spanish case. Moneda y Crédito Nº. 206. 1998.
  • "A survey on Spanish corporate governance rules statistics and institutions. European Corporate Governance Network. Interim report to the European Comisión DG III. 1997. http://www.ecgn.ulb.ac.be/ecgn/eu97.htm
  • ""La conversión de Acciones ordinarias en acciones sin voto. El caso del Banco Guipuzcoano" (Dual class recapitalization. The Banco Guipuzcoano case) Revista Moneda y Crédito. 1993.
Books and Book Chapters
  • Board Governance of Family Firms and Business Groups with a Unique Regional Dataset. Book chapter with L. Bru in DzThe Modern Firm, Corporate Governance And Investmentdzedited by Per-Olof Bjuggren y Dennis C. Mueller. Edward Elgar. pp 292-322. (2009).
  • Environmental management innovation: Evidence from the Balearic Hotel Industry with Francina Orfila Sintes in Corporate Environmental Strategy and Competitive Advantage. New Perspectives in Research on Corporate. Sanjay Sharma and J. A. Aragon-Correa (eds.) (eds.) Edward Elgar, London. 2005.
  • Presente y Futuro de las Cajas de Ahorros. Fundación Caixa Galícia (Centro de Investigación Económica y Finaciera) y Analistas Financieros Internacionales. 2003. ISSBN: 84-95491-72-9.
  • Corporate Governance and Economic Performance: Spain in Corporate Governance and Economic Performance.2001. Editor Klaus Gugler , Oxford University Press.
  • Ownership and Control of the Spanish Listed Firms with M.A. Garcia-Cestona, in The control of Corporate Europe, 2001. Editors, F. Barca and M. Becht, Oxford University Press.
  • Cash-based Executive Compensation in Spain and the UK. With Carles Gispert and Luc Renneboog in Convergence and Diversity in Corporate Governance Regimes and Capital Marketsdz 2002. Editors Luc Renneboog, Oxford University Press.
Funded Research Projects
  • Firm competitiveness: innovation and internal organization. Coordinated project with UAB-UPNA and University of Zaragoza. Position: head coordinating researcher. ECO2013-48496.
  • Entrepreneurship, internal organization, innovation, ownership structure, corporate governance, firms’ and national competitiveness, Human Capital. Internationalization. ECO2013-48496-C4-1-R.
  • "Impact of interaction of stakeholders on the firm competitiveness" ECO2010-21393-C04-02 Position: head researcher.
  • Internal organization, corporate governance practices and family controldzSEJ2007-67895-C04-03/ECON. Per iod 2007-2010. Position: head researcher.
  • Corporate governance, incentive structure and markets efficiency. (Comisión Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnología (CICYT). SEJ2004-07530-c04-04/ period 2004 -2007. Position: head researcher.
  • Structure of organizations and corporate goverancedz BEC2001-2552-C03-03. 2001-2003. project of the Spanish Education and Science Ministry. Position: head researcher.
  • Corporate Governance. Implication for the competitiveness of the Spanish firms)dzDGES Nº PB97-0185-C03-03. Position: head researcher.
  • European Corporate Governance network. Research project funded by DzThe Directorate General for Industry of the Commission of the European Communitiesdz and the Institute Politecnico di Milano, coordinated by the CEPR (Center for Economic and Policy Research). 1996-1998.
  • Corporate Governance. Sponsorship of the program of visiting stages of Spanish Researchers at foreign research centres. PR 95 / 369. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. 1995.
Selected Conference Presentations
  • 2nd annual International Corporate Governance Society (ICGS) Conference. October 1-2 (2016) Bentley University . Boston. MA
  • 15th Workshop on Corporate Governance and Investment. Norwegian Business School. 2015.
  • Foreign Ownership and Corporate Governance Patterns: The Board-Auditor Relationship in Japan . Strategic Management Society 2014 Madrid Conference. 20 to 23 of September. Eurobilding Hotel.
  • Do Family Firms have Better Access to External Finance during the Crisis? Family Business Academic Conference 2014. Singapore. National University of Singapore.
  • Determinants of bank lending to family firms and relational banking: the impact of the financial crisis. 14th Workshop on Corporate Governance and Investment. American University of Sharjah. Arab Emirates. September 2013 Corporate ownership in Latin American firms: A comparative analysis of dual-class shares. 13th Workshop on Corporate Governance and Investment. October 2012.
  • Determinants of Ownership Concentration in Latin America . 31st SMS conference held in Miami. November 2011. Uncertainty awareness and corporate ownership: evidence from emerging markets, to be presented at the Academy of Management annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. August 2011.
  • Board characteristics and audit fees: why ownership structure matters? presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference. August 2010 Montreal. Canada.
  • Uncertainty awareness and corporate ownership: evidence from emerging markets, presented at the annual conference of the Association of International Business in June 2010 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Executive Directors Pay and Networks in Spanish Listed Companies, presented at Oxford Business & Economics Conference (OBEC) Sponsored by: Association for Business & Economics Research (ABER). October 2008. Firenze. Italy.
  • Executive Directors Pay and Networks in Spanish Listed Companies, presented at the VIII Workshop on Corporate Governance and Investment. Cambridge University, May 2007.
  • Diversification of Unlisted Family Business Groups (FBG) and Board Control, presented at the Iberoamerican Academy of Management. Rep. ́Dominicana. December 2007.
  • Diversification of Unlisted Family Business Groups (FBG) and Board Control, presented at the VII Workshop on Corporate Governance and Investment. Jonkoping (Sweden). February 2006.
  • Environmental management innovation in tourism-evidence from the balearic hotel industry. With F. Orfila-Sintes. Group on Organizations and the Natural Environment Workshop DzResearch on Advanced Environmental Management: Capabilities and Opportunitiesdz Granada, April 2004.
  • Governance Mechanisms in Spanish Financial Intermediaries international LACEA. October 11-13 2002. Madrid.
  • Governance Mechanisms in Spanish Financial Intermediaries with M.A. Garcia Cestona and Vicente Salas. Cambridge Workshop on corporate governance and investment. March 2002United We Stand: Corporate monitoring by shareholder coalitions in the UK Founding Conference of the European Academy of Management. European Management Research.-Barcelona, April, 19-21. 2001.
  • United We Stand: Corporate monitoring by shareholder coalitions in the UK . American Economic Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans. 5-7 January 2001.
  • Cash-based Executive Compensation in Spain and UK with Carles Gispert and Luc Renneboog. Corporate Governance Workshop Europäische Akademie Berlin (EAB) 25, 26 November 2000.
  • United We Stand: Corporate monitoring by shareholder coalitions in the UK . Workshop de Finanzas de Segovia. July 2000United We Stand: Corporate monitoring by shareholder coalitions in the UK, the NOPEC conference Ownership and Performance , 26 may 2000 at the University of Oslo.
  • Ownership and Control of the Spanish Listed Firms., con M. A. García Cestona.. 9-11 December 1999. Universidad Carlos III Madrid.
  • United We Stand: Corporate monitoring by shareholder coalitions in the UK with Luc Renneboog (Tilburg University and Oxford University). Workshop on Corporate Governance and Investment. Aarhus (Denmark), 12-14 November 1999.
  • Block transfers. Implications for the governance of spanish corporations. Workshop on Corporate Governance and Investment. Aarhus (Denmark), 12-14 November 1999.
  • Board Remuneration, Performance and Corporate Governance in Large Spanish Companies.European Financial Management Annual Conference. Paris. June 1999.
  • Board Remuneration, Performance and Corporate Governance in Large Spanish Companies Workshop on Corporate Governance: Contracts and Managerial Incentives Berlin, July 1998.
  • Propiedad y Control en la empresa Española. Curso de la Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo. Barcelona 14 July 1998.
  • X Symposium of Moneda y Crédito DzOrganizations and Economics: The role of institutions as complement to markets solutionsdz: presenting the paper Determinants of ownership structure: a panel data approach to the Spanish case. Madrid November 6-7 1997.
  • European Financial Management Associations Annual Conference presenting the paper Determinants of ownership structure: a panel data approach to the spanish case. Istanbul June 1997.
Editorial Boards
  • Review Board of Family Business Review (2014-2017)
  • Associate Editor of Revista de Economia Financiera. (2003-2008)
  • Editor of the Special Issue on Corporate Governance. Revista de Economia Financiera. 2008Associate editor of CEDE (Cuadernos de Economia y dirección de empresas)
  • Journal of the Spanish academy of management association. (2008-2011)
Editorial Reviewer
  • Journal of World Business, Journal of Management, Corporate Governance, an International Review. Journal of Banking and Finance. European Journal of Finance, Management Research, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Empirial Finance, The Academy of Management Review, International Journalof Law and Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics (1995-1999), Journal of Management and Governance,
  • Member co-ordinator for the Spanish team of the EuropeanCorporate Governance Network in themain area of Institutions and economic Growth in Post-war Europe in connection with the CEPR (Center for Economic Policy Research) and Sponsored by the Directorate General for Industry of the Commission of the European Communities. (www.ecgn.org) (www.ecgi.org) (1997-2000)
  • Member of ANEP (From 2004 to 2010). Comission of the Spanish research agency devoted to evaluate competitive research projects.
  • Three positive evaluations of the CNEAI, the Spanish agency specialized on research evaluation.
  • Catedràtic d’Organització d’ Empreses.
    Aspira a ser el pròxim Rector de la Universitat de les Illes Balears.
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