SEAT Chair of Innovation

Holder: Antonio Dávila

Innovation in business involves the interaction of technology and management. Developments in sales, marketing, distribution channels, human resources and finance practices are examples of business innovation.

The SEAT Chair of Innovation promotes applied research on innovation and fosters management training in this area, with a perspective to enabling its practical application and that is also relevant to the company.

The results of its research are disseminated at academic congresses and seminars, courses in the MBA program, Executive Education programs, industry meetings and sessions at the IESE Alumni Learning Program.

Research lines

  • Innovation processes within the management model of the company. To understand innovation from the perspective of the company and not only from the perspective of an innovation project.
  • Innovation processes from the perspective of entrepreneurship or entrepreneurial initiative. How to improve the growth of innovative start-ups.
  • Innovation within the control of management and finance, building upon existing knowledge of innovation and management control.

Holder of the Chair

Antonio Dávila is a professor of Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Control. He is a member of the editorial boards of Accounting, Organizations and Society, The Journal of Management Accounting Research and Advances in Management Accounting. His interests center on the development of new products, innovation management and performance measurement. He has received numerous acknowledgements for his work, such as the McKinsey Best Paper Award from the Strategic Management Society.

Sponsor

Publications

Journal Articles (refereed)

ARANDA, C., ARELLANO, J., DÁVILA, A. (2019). Subjective Bonuses and Target Setting in Budget-Based Incentive Contracts. Management Accounting Research, 43, 45 - 60. doi:10.1016/j.mar.2018.07.003.
DÁVILA, A. (2019). Emerging Themes in Management Accounting and Control Research. Spanish Accounting Review, 22 (1), 1 - 5. doi:10.6018/rc-sar.22.1.354371.

Studies

KOLAROVA, L., DÁVILA, A., JOHNSON, R., KELLY, P. (2018). International Search Funds - 2018: Selected Observations. IESE.

Cases

DÁVILA, A., LLADÓ, M., SASTRE BOQUET, I. (2019). FC Barcelona and La Masia: Developing World-Class Talent. IESE, SM-1673-E.
DÁVILA, A., LLADÓ, M., SASTRE BOQUET, I. (2019). FC Barcelona y La Masia: desarrollando talento de clase mundial. IESE, SM-1673.
CASTELLTORT, A., DÁVILA, A. (2018). Driving Innovation Through Intrapreneurship at Chiesi. IESE, E-193-E.
CASTELLTORT, A., DÁVILA, A. (2018). Impulsar la innovación a través de la iniciativa emprendedora en el seno de Chiesi. IESE, E-193.
DÁVILA, A., CORBATERA JORGE, S. (2017). Elliot: A Sniper on the Board of Arconic. IESE, C-787-E.

Journal Articles (refereed)

ARANDA, C., ARELLANO, J., DÁVILA, A. (2019). Subjective Bonuses and Target Setting in Budget-Based Incentive Contracts. Management Accounting Research, 43, 45 - 60. doi:10.1016/j.mar.2018.07.003.
DÁVILA, A. (2019). Emerging Themes in Management Accounting and Control Research. Spanish Accounting Review, 22 (1), 1 - 5. doi:10.6018/rc-sar.22.1.354371.
DÁVILA, A., DITILLO, A. (2017). Management Control Systems for Creative Teams: Managing Stylistic Creativity in Fashion Companies. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 29 (3), 27 - 47. doi:10.2308/jmar-51806.
ARANDA, C., ARELLANO, J., DÁVILA, A. (2017). Organizational Learning in Target Setting. Academy of Management Journal, 60 (3), 1189 - 1211. doi:10.5465/amj.2014.0897.
BARROSO CASADO, R., BURKERT, M., DÁVILA, A., ET AL. (2016). The Moderating Role of Performance Measurement System Sophistication on the Relationships Between Internal Value Drivers and Performance. Comptabilité Contrôle Audit, 22 (2), 39 - 75. doi:10.3917/cca.222.0039.
BARROSO CASADO, R., BURKERT, M., DÁVILA, A., OYON, D. (2016). Shareholder Protection: The Role of Multiple Large Shareholders. Corporate Governance-An International Review, 24 (2), 105 - 129. doi:10.1111/corg.12131.
DÁVILA, A., FOSTER, G., JIA, N. (2015). The Valuation of Management Control Systems in Start-Up Companies: International Field-Based Evidence. European Accounting Review, 24 (2), 207 - 239. doi:10.1080/09638180.2014.965720.
DÁVILA, A., FOSTER, G., HE, X., SHIMIZU, C. (2015). The Rise and Fall of Startups: Creation and Destruction of Revenue and Jobs by Young Companies. Australian Journal of Management, 40 (1), 6 - 35. doi:10.1177/0312896214525793.
ARANDA, C., ARELLANO, J., DÁVILA, A. (2014). Ratcheting and the Role of Relative Target Setting. The Accounting Review, 89 (4), 1197 - 1226. doi:10.2308/accr-50733.
BURKERT, M., DÁVILA, A., MEHTA, K., OYON, D. (2014). Relating Alternative Forms of Contingency Fit to the Appropriate Methods to Test Them. Management Accounting Research, 25 (1), 6 - 29. doi:10.1016/j.mar.2013.07.008.

Working Papers

ARMSTRONG, C., DÁVILA, A., FOSTER, G., HAND, J. R. M. (2005). U.S. public and private venture capital markets, 1998-2001: A fundamental information analysis (DI-599-E).
DÁVILA, A., FOSTER, G., LI, M. (2005). Designing management control systems in product development: Initial choices and the influence of partners (DI-598-E).
DÁVILA, A., PEÑALVA, F. (2005). Governance structure and the weighting of performance measures in CEO compensation (DI-601-E).
DÁVILA, A., FOSTER, G. (2005). Startup firms' growth, management control systems adoption and performance (DI-603-E).
DÁVILA, A., PEÑALVA, F. (2004). Corporate governance and the weighting of performance measures in CEO compensation (DI-556-E).

Articles in other publications

DÁVILA, A., FOSTER, G., HE, X., SHIMIZU, C. (2019). Los 'rankings', un arma de doble filo. IESE Business School Insight (152), pp. 68 - 75.
DÁVILA, A., FOSTER, G., HE, X., SHIMIZU, C. (2019). How rankings shape your growth story. IESE Business School Insight (152), pp. 68 - 75.
DÁVILA, A. (2017). What's the New Competitive Edge?. Implementing Strategy Is the Commodity. Alumni Magazine (147), pp. 16 - 19.
DÁVILA, A. (2017). ¿Cuál es la nueva ventaja competitiva?. Implantar la estrategia ya es una commodity. Revista de Antiguos Alumnos (147), pp. 20 - 23.
DÁVILA, A., OYON, D., PARMIGIANI, P., SCHNEGG, M. (2015). Look Outside Your Firm: A Tool to Sense What's Coming. The Landscape Monitor. IESE Insight (25), pp. 58 - 65.

Books

FOSTER, G., O'REILLY, N., DÁVILA, A. (2016). Sports Business Management: Decision Making Around the Globe. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.
DÁVILA, A., EPSTEIN, M. J. (2015). La paradoja de la innovación. por qué las buenas empresas mueren de éxito y qué hacer al respecto. Barcelona: Ediciones Urano.
DÁVILA, A., EPSTEIN, M. J. (2014). The Innovation Paradox. Why Good Businesses Kill Breakthroughs and How They Can Change. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
DÁVILA, A., EPSTEIN, M. J., SHELTON, R. (2005). Making innovation work: How to manage it, measure it, and profit from it. Indianapolis, IN: Wharton School Publishing.

Edited books

DÁVILA, A., EPSTEIN, M. J., MANZONI, J.-F. (2012). Performance Measurement and Management Control. Global Issues. Bingley [etc.]: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
EPSTEIN, M. J., DÁVILA, A., MANZONI, J.-F. (2010). Performance Measurement and Management Control. Innovative Concepts and Practices. Bingley [etc.]: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
DÁVILA, A., EPSTEIN, M. J., SHELTON, R. (2006). The creative enterprise: Managing innovative organizations and people: Strategy. London: Praeger Publishers.
DÁVILA, A., EPSTEIN, M. J., SHELTON, R. (2006). The creative enterprise: Managing innovative organizations and people: Execution. London: Praeger Publishers.
DÁVILA, A., EPSTEIN, M. J., SHELTON, R. (2006). The creative enterprise: Managing innovative organizations and people: Culture. London: Praeger Publishers.

Book Chapters

DÁVILA, A. (2006). The promise of management control systems for innovation and strategic change. In Tony Dávila, Marc Epstein, Robert Shelton (Eds.), Strategy (pp. 181 - 192). London: Praeger Publishers.
DÁVILA, A. (2006). Designing rewards to enhance innovation. In Tony Dávila, Marc Epstein, Robert Shelton (Eds.), Culture (pp. 193 - 212). London: Praeger Publishers.
DÁVILA, A., FOSTER, G., GUPTA, M. (2006). Cash constraints and venture capital stage investing in startup companies. In Tony Dávila, Marc Epstein, Robert Shelton (Eds.), Execution (pp. 173 - 194). London: Praeger Publishers.
DÁVILA, A. (2005). The promise of management control systems for innovation and strategic change. In Christopher S. Chapman (Ed.), Controlling strategy. Management, accounting and performance measurement (pp. 37 - 61). Cape Town: Oxford University Press.
DÁVILA, A., WOUTERS, M. (2003). Measuring the benefits of product standarization and postponement of configuration in a supply chain. In Terry P. Harrison, Hau L. Lee, John J. Neale (Eds.), The Practice of Supply Chain Management: Where Theory and Application Converge (pp. 221 - 243). Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Studies

KOLAROVA, L., DÁVILA, A., JOHNSON R., R., KELLY, P. (2020). International Search Funds 2020. Selected Observations. IESE.
SIOTA, J., DÁVILA, A. (2020). Transferencia de tecnología. Comercialización de descubrimientos en centros de investigación a través de la innovación vinculada. IESE, Barcelona, España.
SIOTA, J., DÁVILA, A. (2020). Transfert de technologie. Commercialiser les découvertes des centres de recherche grâce à l’innovation connectée. IESE, Barcelona, Spain.
SIOTA, J., DÁVILA, A. (2020). Trasferimento di tecnologia. Commercializzare le scoperte nei centri di ricerca attraverso l'innovazione collegata. IESE, Barcelona, Spain.
SIOTA, J., DÁVILA, A. (2019). Technology Transfer: Commercializing Discoveries at Research Centers Through Linked Innovation.

Cases

DÁVILA, A., JOOST KORVER (2020). The Challenges of Corporate Innovation. IESE, E-213-E.
DÁVILA, A., JOOST KORVER (2020). Los retos de la innovación corporativa. IESE, E-213.
DÁVILA, A., LLADÓ, M., SASTRE BOQUET, I. (2019). FC Barcelona and La Masia: Developing World-Class Talent. IESE, SM-1673-E.
DÁVILA, A., LLADÓ, M., SASTRE BOQUET, I. (2019). FC Barcelona y La Masia: desarrollando talento de clase mundial. IESE, SM-1673.
CASTELLTORT, A., DÁVILA, A. (2018). Driving Innovation Through Intrapreneurship at Chiesi. IESE, E-193-E.

Technical Notes

XENOS, E., CAPIZZANI, M., DÁVILA, A. (2012). Governance of World Association Football. IESE, SMN-682-E.
NIEBOER, I., CARENZO, M., DÁVILA, A. (2012). Diez preguntas a tener en cuenta antes de hacer una adquisición emprendedora. IESE, EN-15.
NIEBOER, I., CARENZO, M., DÁVILA, A. (2012). Consideraciones a tener en cuenta en las adqquisiciones empresariales. IESE, EN-16.
NIEBOER, I., CARENZO, M., DÁVILA, A. (2011). The First 10 Questions for Would-be Searchers. IESE, EN-15-E.
NIEBOER, I., CARENZO, M., DÁVILA, A. (2011). Considerations for Entrepreneurial Acquisitions. IESE, EN-16-E.