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Jordi Canals
  • Jordi Canals

  • Professor of Economics and Strategic Management

  • Ph.D. in Economic and Business Sciences, Universitat de Barcelona
    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University

Areas of Interest

    * Strategic management
    * Corporate strategy
    * International management
    * Financial services industry

Jordi Canals is professor of economics and strategic management and was Dean of IESE from 2001 until September 2016. Prof. Canals is a recognized scholar in the areas of corporate strategy, corporate governance, globalization and banking. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Shaping Entrepreneurial Mindsets (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), Leadership Development in a Global world (Palgrave MacMillan 2012), Building Respected Companies (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Managing Corporate Growth (Oxford University Press, 2000), Universal Banking: Theoretical Perspectives and International Comparisons (Oxford University Press, 1997), La internacionalización de la empresa (McGraw-Hill, 1994), and Competitive Strategies in European Banking (Oxford University Press, 1993).

Prof. Canals has served as guest scholar at the International Monetary Fund, visiting scholar at the World Bank, post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard Business School and guest scholar at the Brookings Institution.

He was a board member of GMAC, the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, and EQUIS. Jordi Canals is also a founding member of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management and the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, Europe's leading independent oversight group on European banking and financial affairs. In addition, he was a member of the Corporate Governance Commission set up by the Spanish Government in July 2002.

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