IESE Welcomes New Professors

Miguel Duro, Solon Moreira, Álvaro San Martín and Giovanni Valentini

17/09/2015 Barcelona

Álvaro San Martín, Giovanni Valentini, Solon Moreira & Miguel Duro
(Left to right) Álvaro San Martín, Giovanni Valentini, Solon Moreira and Miguel Duro / Photo: Edu Ferrer

IESE offers a warm welcome to our new professors. These new additions bring IESE's faculty up to 110 full-time professors, all with doctorates from leading universities. All are prolific in research, publishing in cutting edge international academic journals.  Find out more about what our new faculty members have to offer.

Miguel Duro (assistant professor, Department of Accounting and Control) graduate of IESE's Executive MBA program, with a PhD and an MPhil in Business from Columbia Business School and a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Seville. A certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA®), he held senior management positions at Sybari Software (Microsoft), Pepsi Bottling Group and Metrovacesa. Analyzing strategies to enhance the Securities and Exchange Commission's enforcement implementation are where his focus lies. He is also interested in the optimality of certain accounting attributes, such as fair value and accounting conservatism. Accolades include a number of awards for his dissertation, including a Nasdaq Educational Foundation PhD Dissertation Fellowship and a Jerome A. Chazen Institute Doctoral Research Grant.

Solon Moreira (assistant professor, Department of Entrepreneurship) has a PhD in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy from Copenhagen Business School along with an MPhil in Innovation, Strategy and Organization from the University of Cambridge. Seven years ago whilst in Brazil he discovered his passion for teaching, “I wanted to transmit my ideas and make an impact on the world". His research centers on the link between innovation and firm performance, his aim being to unravel the sources of persistent cross-firm heterogeneity in terms of capacity to innovate and generate ideas. Specifically, he studies technology commercialization, appropriability strategies, and mechanisms that enable or constrain external knowledge assimilation.

Álvaro San Martín (assistant professor, Department of Managing People in Organizations) completed a PhD in Management, specializing in Organizational Behavior, at INSEAD. He majored in Economics at the Autonomous University of Madrid. His research interests revolve around cross-cultural and socioecological psychology. His work has recently been published in the renowned scientific journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Giovanni Valentini (associate professor, Department of Strategic Management) joins us from Bocconi University in Milan, where he was an associate professor of Strategy. He has a PhD in Management from IESE and a degree in Management Engineering from the University of Brescia. His research analyzes how firms can combine internal and external knowledge to gain a competitive edge through technological innovation and growth. His work has been published in the Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science, Research Policy and the Strategic Management Journal. He is co-editor of the journal Industrial and Corporate Change.