Joaquim Molins Figueras Chair of Strategic Alliances

Joaquim Molins Figueras Chair of International Alliances

Prof. Africa Ariño

Holder of the Chair

Africa Ariño is Professor and Director of the Strategic Management Department and holder of the Joaquim Molins Figueras Chair of Strategic Alliances.

She is Associate Editor of Academy of Management Discoveries and member of the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal. Her past editorial service includes Associate Editor of Global Strategy Journal and of European Management Review, and editorial board member of Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Group & Organization Management.

She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Strategic Management Society (2011-2016), and of the Executive Committee of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management (2008-2010). In 2014, she was the Chairperson of the Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society for which she was recognized by the Madrid City Council.

She has advised various companies on matters related to strategic management such as formulation and implementation of strategic plans; design and launch of management and governance bodies; design of strategic alliances; and issues specific to family-owned businesses.

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Awards and Honors

2015 -Fellow of the Strategic Management
Society Honor granted to members of the Strategic Management Society who have made significant contributions to the theory and practice of strategic management.

2014 - Homage by the Madrid City Council
Recognition granted to public figures for attracting international conferences to Madrid: Annual Meeting of the Strategic Management Society.

2007 - Research Excellence Award of the IESE Alumni Association
Best academic article published in a top international journal: “Strategic Alliance Contracts: Dimensions and Determinants of Contractual Complexity” Strategic Management Journal, 28 (3): 313-330 (in collaboration with J. J. Reuer).

2002 - Research Excellence Award of the IESE Alumni Association
Fist-time winner of this award for the Best Research Trajectory.

2002 - Best Research Paper Award of the Family Business Network Annual World Conference
Best paper presented at the conference: “Strategic Alliances as Internationalization Strategy of Family-owned Businesses” (in collaboration with M.A. Gallo, I. Máñez and K. Cappuyns).

2002 - Sara and George McCune Best Paper Award of Sage Publications
Best paper published in Group & Organization Management in 2001: “To Do or Not to Do? Non-cooperative Behavior by Commission and Omission in Inter-firm Ventures” Group & Organization Management, 26 (1): 4-23.