Departamento de Dirección Estratégica

La dirección estratégica es la principal función de un director general. El departamento de Dirección Estratégica orienta su actividad docente e investigadora a la preparación de los directivos que desempeñan esta función.

Los miembros del departamento trabajan para desarrollar los instrumentos y conocimientos necesarios para poner en práctica estrategias empresariales sólidas y competitivas.

Materias académicas

  • Estrategia competitiva
  • Estrategia corporativa
  • Procesos estratégicos
  • Estrategia internacional
  • Innovación y estrategia

A través de su investigación, el claustro que compone el departamento explora las tendencias más recientes y de mayor impacto sobre dirección estratégica.

Áreas de especialización

Las áreas de interés y especialización de los profesores incluyen:

  • Alianzas estratégicas
  • Empresas multinacionales
  • Globalización
  • Sostenibilidad
  • Diseño de organizaciones
  • Estrategia competitiva
  • Empresas familiares
  • Gobierno corporativo
  • Innovación

Executive Fellows

  • Marco Arcelli
    Chairman, EP New Energy
  • Andrea Baldo
  • Henk de Jong
    CEO, Philips Domestic Appliances
  • Helmuth Ludwig
    Professor of Practice, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
    Chair of the Board, Circor International
    Member of the Board, Hitachi Ltd
  • Juan Moreno
    Senior Managing Director Business Development and Supply Chain, AGP eGlass
  • Pau Relat
    CEO, Mat Holding Group
    Chairman of Governing Board, Fira de Barcelona


Former Collaborators


Journal Articles (refereed)

OLIVEIRA, N., ARIÑO, A., LUMINEAU, F. (2023). Time in international strategic alliances. Progress and prospect. Journal of World Business, 58 (4), Article 101456. doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2023.101456.
GALDINO, K. M., ELLIS, K. M., LAMONT, B. T., ARIÑO, A. (2023). Institutional determinants of ownership stake in cross‐border acquisitions in Africa. The moderating role of geographic distance. Thunderbird International Business Review, 65 (3), 311-323. doi:10.1002/tie.22329.
BERRONE, P., ROUSSEAU, H. E., RICART, J. E., BRITO, E., GIULIODORI, A. (2023). How can research contribute to the implementation of sustainable development goals? An interpretive review of SDG literature in management. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT REVIEWS, 25 (2), 318-339. doi:
BOULONGNE, R. (2023). A Cognitive approach to the expected value of work integration social enterprises (WISEs). Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 17 (1), 95-131. doi:10.1002/sej.1436.
BARUFFALDI, S., SIMETH, M., WEHRHEIM, D. (2023). Asymmetric information and R&D disclosure. Evidence from scientific publications. Management Science. doi:10.1287/mnsc.2023.4721. (Online first)
PENNER, A. M., PETERSEN, T., HERMANSEN, A. S., RAINEY, A., BOZA, I., ELVIRA, M., ... TUFAIL, Z. (2023). Within-job gender pay inequality in 15 countries. Nature Human Behaviour, 7 (2), 184-189. doi:10.1038/s41562-022-01470-z.
UZUNCA, B., CASSIMAN, B. (2023). Entry Diversion: Deterrence by Diverting Submarket Entry. Strategic Management Journal, 44 (1), 11-47. doi:10.1002/smj.3128.
GIULIODORI, A., BERRONE, P., RICART, J. E. (2023). Where smart meets sustainability. The Role of smart governance in achieving the sustainable development goals in cities. BRQ-Business Research Quarterly, 26 (1), 27-44. doi:10.1177/23409444221091281.
BECCARINI, I., BEUNZA, D., FERRARO, F., HOEPNER, A. (2023). The Contingent role of conflict. Deliberative interaction and disagreement in shareholder engagement. Business Ethics Quarterly, 33 (1), 26-66. doi:10.1017/beq.2021.46.
SOHL, T., MCCANN, B. T., VROOM, G. (2022). Business model diversification. Demand relatedness, entry sequencing, and curvilinearity in the diversification-performance relationship. Long Range Planning, 55 (6), Article 102215. doi:10.1016/j.lrp.2022.102215.

Working Papers

BLANCO, I., FERRARO, F., VALENTINI, G., WEHRHEIM, D. (2022). Meet me halfway. Financial analysts and strategic change.
CANALS, J. (2022). The Changing Nature and Functions of Boards of Directors (WP-1307-E). Barcelona: IESE.
CANALS, J. (2022). From Financial Performance to ESG Results: How to Assess the Firm's Overall Impact (WP-1308-E). Barcelona: IESE.
CANALS, J. (2021). Deciding the Firm's Future: The Role of the Board of Directors in Corporate Strategy (WP-1302-E). Barcelona: IESE.
CANALS, J. (2021). The Role of Corporate Purpose in Corporate Governance. A framework for boards of directors and senior managers (WP-1301-E). Barcelona: IESE.


ROUSSEAU, H. E., BROMILEY, P., BERRONE, P. (2020). A Behavioral perspective of search in nonprofit organizations. Academy of Management Proceedings (pp. 14089).
BONET, R., ELVIRA, M., VISINTIN, S. (2020). Hiring temps but losing perms?. The Effects of temporary hiring on turnover in a dual labor market. Annual Meeting Proceedings: Virtual 2020. Academy of Management Proceedings.
ELVIRA, M., SABANCI, H. (2020). Leaps of faith. Cross-industry mobility, industry status, and executive compensation. Annual Meeting Proceedings: Virtual 2020. Academy of Management Proceedings.
KONING, R., SAMILA, S., FERGUSON, J. -P. (2020). Inventor gender and the direction of invention. (pp. 250-54). AEA Papers and Proceedings.
ESCRIBANO PINTO, P., DUFOUR, L., MAORET, M. (2017). Will I socialize you? An IPO model of supervisors' involvement in newcomers' socialization. Academy of Management Proceedings.

VIASHIMA, T., SAMILA, S. (2022). Investor – entrepreneur gender effects in new venture screening. AOM Annual Meeting Proceedings 2022. Academy of Management Proceedings.
VIASHIMA, T., SAMILA, S. (2022). Investor – entrepreneur gender effects in new venture screening. Barcelona GSE Summer Forum 2022. Barcelona: Barcelona School of Economics.
VIASHIMA, T., SAMILA, S. (2022). Investor – entrepreneur gender effects in new venture screening. DRUID22.
RICART, J. E. (2021). A Changing agenda for corporate governance. MMOBE-DEMO Programme course 2021/22.
SAMILA, S., CHUGUNOVA, M., JUANMARTI, A., KELLER, K. (2021). Automation, trade and political participation. Evidence from US local labour markets. DRUID21.

Articles in other publications

FERRARO, F., ALEX EDMANS (2023). ESG is dead, long live ESG. IESE Business School Insight (163), pp. 62-67.
FERRARO, F., ALEX EDMANS (2023). El ESG ha muerto, viva el ESG. IESE Business School Insight (163).
ELVIRA, M. (2022). Profundizando en la relación entre empresas familiares y sus ‘stakeholders’. Harvard Deusto Business Review (326).
IESE INSIGHT, (2022). ¿Cómo explicas tu trayectoria profesional? IESE Business School Insight (162), pp. 34-35.
IESE INSIGHT, (2022). The Big Picture: What's the story of your career? IESE Business School Insight (162), pp. 34-35.


CANALS, J. (2023). Boards of directors in disruptive times. Improving corporate governance effectiveness. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
CANALS, J. (2023). Transformarse para perdurar. Consejos de administración y gobierno de la empresa en épocas de cambios disruptivos. Barcelona: Deusto.
ROSENBERG, M. (2022). Learning to fly. How to manage your career in a turbulent and changing world. Anthem Press.
BERRONE, P., RICART, J. E., BRITO, E. (2022). Cities and Governance. The Rise of cities as global actors. Barcelona: IESE.
BERRONE, P., RICART, J. E., TATGE, L. (2022). Cities and technology. Building cities in the age of information. Barcelona: IESE.

Edited books

CALDART, A., RICART, J. E., CARRERA, A. (2019). General Management in Latin and Ibero American Organizations: A Humanistic Perspective. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.
MAORET, M., JONES, C. (2018). Frontiers of Creative Industries: Exploring Structural and Categorical Dynamics. Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.
ROSENBERG, M., SEAGER, P. (2017). Managing Media Businesses. A Game Plan to Navigate Disruption and Uncertainty.
VON KROGH, G., TAKEUCHI, H., KASE, K., CANTÓN, C. G. (2013). Towards Organizational Knowledge. The Pioneering Work of Ikujiro Nonaka. Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
CANALS, J. (2012). Leadership Development in a Global World. The Role of Companies and Business Schools. Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapters

BONET, R., ELVIRA, M., VISINTIN, S. (2021). Voluntary turnover in the Spanish cultural and institutional context. In Allen, D. ; Vandarman, J. (Eds.), Global Turnover. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.
RICART, J. E. (2021). El propósito en el gobierno corporativo y el modelo de negocio. En Delgado Gómez, José Manuel; Huerta Arribas, Emilio; Ocaña Pérez de Tudela, Carlos (Eds.), Empresa, Economía y Sociedad. Homenaje a Vicente Salas Fumás.. Madrid: Fundación de las Cajas de Ahorros - FUNCAS.
RICART, J. E. (2020). The CEO as a business model innovator in an AI world. In Jordi Canals, Franz Heukamp (Eds.) (Eds.), The Future of management in an AI world: redefining purpose and strategy in the fourth industrial revolution (pp. 185 - 203). Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
BOULONGNE, R., CUDENNEC, A., DURAND, R. (2019). When do market intermediaries sanction categorical deviation? The role of expertise, identity and competition. In Patrick Haack, Jost Sieweke, and Lauri Wessel (Eds.), Microfoundations of Institutions (pp. 67 - 83). Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.
REY, C., RICART, J. E. (2019). Why Purpose Needs Strategy (and Vice Versa). In Carlos Rey, Miquel Bastons, Phil Sotok (Eds.), Purpose-driven Organizations: Management Ideas for a Better World (pp. 43 - 56). Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.


BERRONE, P., MULTINACIONALES POR MARCA ESPAÑA (2022). Barómetro del clima de negocios en España desde la perspectiva del inversor extranjero. Resultados 2022.
BERRONE, P., MULTINACIONALES POR MARCA ESPAÑA (2022). Barometer of the Business Climate in Spain from the Foreign Investor's Perspective. Results 2022.
BERRONE, P., RICART, J. E., BRITO, E. (2022). Índice IESE Cities in Motion 2022. IESE.
BERRONE, P., RICART, J. E., BRITO, E. (2022). IESE Cities in Motion Index 2022. IESE.
BERRONE, P., CARRASCO-FARRÉ, C., PLANA, A., RICART, J. E., TRUPIA, G. (2022). Innovating Through PPPs: The Case of Economic Development in Barcelona. IESE.


SAMILA, S., BERRONE, P. (2023). OpenAI and the Large Language Model Market. IESE, SM-1742-E.
BELLO, B., FERRARO, F. (2023). In Good Company? Should Supreme Join VF Corp? IESE, SM-1737-E.
ELVIRA, M., PROAÑO VICENTE, Á., SASTRE BOQUET, I. (2023). Bodegas PRADOREY: Keys to the Future of a Family Business in the Winemaking Industry. IESE, SM-1708-E.
ELVIRA, M., PROAÑO VICENTE, Á., SASTRE BOQUET, I. (2023). Bodegas PRADOREY: las claves del futuro de una empresa familiar en el sector vitivinícola. IESE, SM-1708.
SAMILA, S., ELVIRA, M. (2022). Ferrer: AI and Digital Transformation in the Pharmaceutical Industry. IESE, SM-1726-E.

Technical Notes

CANALS, J. (2022). The Role of the Board of Directors in Corporate Transformation. IESE, SMN-708-E.
VROOM, G., DESHMANE, A., SASTRE BOQUET, I. (2021). The Music Industry in the 2020s. IESE, SMN-706-E.
HUETE, L. M., ESCARIO, C., GARCÍA AREVALILLO, J. (2021). Los agujeros negros y otros cambios disruptivos. El desafío de decidir y ejecutar estrategias ganadoras en mercados inestables. IESE, SMN-698.
CANALS, J. (2021). The CEO: Mission, Tasks and Responsibilities. IESE, SMN-705-E.
FERRARO F., F., PATHAK, R. (2021). The Responsible Investing Landscape: From SRI Through ESG to IMPACT. IESE, SMN-704-E.