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 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