PhD, European Doctorate “Cum Laude”: School of Economics and Business, U. of Vigo, 2002.
ETIC Doctoral Program (Economics of Technological and Institutional Change): MERIT (Univ. of Maastrict, NL), BETA (Univ. of Strasbourg, France), 2008-09.
Graduate dissertation: School of Economics, University of Santiago, 1995.
B.S., School of Economics, University of Santiago and Aarhus Business School (DK), 1994.
Current and past positions
Visiting Fellow, Department of Economics and Business, Pompeu Fabra University, 2015.
Tenured Associate Professor, Department of Business, Univ. of Vigo, 2007-Present.
Visiting Fellow, Department of Business, Univ. Carlos III Madrid: 2010-11.
Associate Professor, Department of Business, Univ. of Vigo, 2006-07.
Visiting Fellow, Center for Research on Innovation and Competition.- University of Manchester: 2009-10.
Assistant Professor, Department of Business, Univ. of Vigo, 1997-2006.
Research fellow, Department of Applied Economics, Univ. of Santiago, 1996-97.
Research fellow, IDEGA (Galician University Institute), Univ. of Santiago, 1994-96.
My research agenda hinges on Institutional, Evolutionary and Organization Theories to address the innovation process: from the conception and design of new products to their industrialization and logistics. I have thus addressed the synergies between basic research and product innovation, the development of control systems on the shop floor to enhance the efficiency of industrial processes, the influence of dishonest behavior by managers and workers in the implementation of operational excellence, or the development of new operations models that allow firms to balance production costs with the need to guarantee agile and environmentally friendly responses.
This work has found outlets like the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Computers and Operations Research, Harvard Business Review, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Industrial and Corporate Change, Industrial Marketing Management, Long Range Planning, Management and Organization Review, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Research Policy, Supply Chain Management: an International Journal, and Technology Analysis and Strategic Management.
Seminars: Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University; Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy at Copenhagen Business School; Department of Management and Organization at CUNEF (Madrid); Department of Business Economics at University Carlos III; Department of Business Management at Public University of Navarre; Menéndez Pelayo International University; Department of Business Administration and Economics at University of Salamanca; Department of Business Management at University of Valencia.
Conferences: EurOMA, International Conference on the European Energy Market, Production and Operations Management World Conferences, International Conferences on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management, European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy, International Society for New Institutional Economics; Iberoamerican Academy of Management; ACEDE.
Selected competitive research projects (chief researcher)
Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (2017 -2020): Carbon productivity, dematerialization and demand volatility: an evolutionary analysis of technologies and capabilities in adaptive industrial systems.
Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (2014 -2016): Efficiency and sustainability of innovation in industrial plants.
Ministry of Education and Science (2009-2011): Technological change and contractual and organizational innovation.
Government of Galicia (2007-2010): Environmental strategies of construction companies and their performance.
Selected knowledge transfer (chief researcher)
Galician Agency for the Management of Knowledge on Health (ACIS) (2016): Implementation of a Health Innovation School.
Altran (2015): Technical advice and measurement of productivity with LeanTRAK (© Parsec Corp.)
Galician Agency for Innovation (GAIN) & Vigo’s Free Zone Consortium (2015): A methodological proposal and subsequent report on the measurement and benchmarking of business innovation.
Syngenta (2014): Support to implement organizational reforms following the Public-Private Partnership Factories of the Future.
Jealsa Rianxeira (2013): An inquiry on the role of information technologies in operational excellence: planning, emergence and randomness.
Johnson Controls (2013): Analysis of the limitations of lean manufacturing in the automotive sector and study of the implementation of subsequent countermeasures.
Aaccentia (2011/2012): Organizational characteristics in industrial processes for the implementation of information systems in the cloud.
Vigo’s Free Zone Consortium (2011/2012): Analysis of the innovation capability and operational excellence in Vigo Metropolitan Area.
Pescanova (2011): Process analysis and proposals for green innovation.
ASM Soft (2010/2011): Development of a methodology for tracking and recording key indicators for internal logistics using RFID technologies.
School of Economics and Business, Vigo (1997-present): Strategic Management, Management of Technology and Innovation, Management of Knowledge and Technological Innovation, Operations Management, Business Economics, Management of Public Organizations, Cooperatives and Non Profit Organizations.
School of Industrial Engineering (2009-2013): Participation Systems for Continuous Improvement, Management of Technology and Innovation.
School of law (1997-2002): Strategic Management.
Graduate (in English)
MSc in Industrial Innovation and Process Improvement (2009-present): Innovation Strategy; Organizational Structures, Control Mechanisms and Incentives, Fundamentals of Lean Thinking.
MSc in Economics (2009-2013): Business Economics.
Chief Editor (2014-present) of BRQ-Business Research Quarterly (the official journal of the Spanish Academy of Management). Associate editor of the same journal from 2012 to 14.
Vice-Dean for external relations at the School of Economics (University of Vigo), 2001-03.
Managing Director of the official MSc in Industrial Innovation and Process Improvement, accredited by ANECA; 2009-present.
Member of the Galician Economic & Social Council since 2007 and Board Advisor since 2013.
Reviewer: Ecological Economics, Human factors and ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries, International Journal of Technology Management, Journal of Institutional Economics, Management Research, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management…
Accreditations and awards
Spanish National Accreditation for a Full Professorship, ANECA, 2014.
William Kapp Prize to the best research article, Kapp Foundation and European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy, 2008.
Icaro Award to the best article on the car industry, CajaNavarra, 2007.
Spanish National Habilitation for an Associate Professorship, 2006.
Doctoral Award, University of Vigo, 2003.