Antonio
Dávila

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Accounting and Control

SEAT Chair of Innovation

• Doctor in Business Administration, Harvard University
• MBA, IESE, University of Navarra
• Degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Antonio Dávila is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Accounting and Control and holder of the Seat Chair of Innovation. From 1999 to 2006, he was part of the faculty at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he still teaches periodically. He has also been visiting professor at Harvard Business School in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018.

Prof. Dávila earned his doctorate from Harvard Business School and his MBA from IESE. His teaching and research interests focus on the growth of startups, innovation management, sports management and management control.

In 2005, he was awarded IESE’s Research Excellence Award. He was also granted the Ramón y Cajal Scholarship awarded by the Spanish government (2004). Other prizes and awards he has received include the Carlos Cubillo Valverde Accounting Research Paper Award (2003), the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association Best Dissertation Runner-Up Award (1999) and the McKinsey Best Paper Award from the Strategic Management Society (1998).

Prof. Dávila is co-author of Landscape Monitor (2017), The Innovation Paradox (2014), Making Innovation Work: How to Manage It, Measure It, and Profit from It (2006) and Performance Measurement and Management Control Systems to Implement Strategy (2000). He has also co-authored the textbook on cost and control management Malea Fashion District (2018). He has contributed several book chapters and published various research articles in academic journals including The Accounting Review, Academy of Management Journal, Accounting Organizations and Society, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Research Policy, California Management Review and Harvard Business Review.

Prof. Dávila is a prolific author of cases. He has developed teaching cases with companies such as Checkpoint, Logitech, Siebel Systems, CitiBank and Salesforce.com. Prof. Dávila has been invited to give presentations on accounting and control systems at, among others, the AAA Management Accounting Section Meeting, the Management Accounting Conference, the Strategic Management Society Meeting, and the European Accounting Meeting.

He is a member of the editorial boards of The Journal of Management Accounting Research, European Accounting Journal, Accounting Review, Management Accounting Research and Sports Business Management.

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Areas of interest

* Innovation management
* Management control
* Growth of startup companies
* Sports management

 

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. Revista de Contabilidad-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. 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. (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

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.
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.

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.