Eduard
Calvo

Professor of Production, Technology and Operations Management

CELSA Chair of Competitiveness in Manufacturing

• Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
• M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Prof. Calvo is Professor in the Department of Production, Technology and Operations Management at IESE Business School, where he teaches in MBA, Executive Education and Custom programs. He holds an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in telecommunications engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain.

He has held several research posts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2005, he was the recipient of the “Salvà i Campillo” award to the Best Young Engineer by the Association of Electrical Engineers of Catalonia. In 2014, he was named among the World’s Top 40 Business School professors under the age of 40.

His research is focused in network optimization, operational risk management and operational complexity, and has been published in top academic journals such as Management Science, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and IEEE Transactions on Communications.

He is the academic director of the Industrial Excellence Award in Spain, a competition that benchmarks European competitiveness in the industrial and service sectors, and of IESE’s Initiative for the Excellence in Operations. Thanks to this, he has evaluated the operations strategy of a number of industrial firms accounting for over 1.5% of Spain’s GDP.

He has over 5 years of strategy and operations consulting experience in Europe and Latam, where he has been active in telco, IT, financial services, retail, pharma and industrial equipment.

Areas of interest

* Operations management in telecommunications
* Strategic network optimization
* Decision analysis

Publications

Journal Articles (refereed)

CALVO, E., CUI, R., WAGNER, L. (2020). Disclosing product availability in online retail. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3195047. (Forthcoming)
CALVO, E., CUI, R., SERPA, J. C. (2019). Oversight and Efficiency in Public Projects: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis. Management Science, 65 (12), 5651 - 5675. doi:10.1287/mnsc.2018.3202.
MARTÍNEZ DE ALBÉNIZ, V., CALVO, E. (2016). Sourcing Strategies and Supplier Incentives for Short Life-Cycle Goods. Management Science, 62 (2), 436 - 455. doi:10.1287/mnsc.2014.2138.
CALVO, E., MUÑOZ MEDINA, O., VIDAL MANZANO, J., AGUSTÍN DE DIOS, A. (2012). Downlink Coordinated Radio Resource Management in Cellular Networks with Partial CSI. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 60 (3), 1420 - 1431. doi:10.1109/TSP.2011.2177971.
CALVO, E., PALOMAR, D., RODRÍGUEZ FONOLLOSA, J., VIDAL MANZANO, J. (2010). On the computation of the capacity region of the discrete MAC. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 58 (12), 3512 - 3525. doi:10.1109/TCOMM.2010.091710.090239.
KOVÁCS, I. Z., GARCÍA ORDÓÑEZ, L., NAVARRO, M., CALVO, E., RODRÍGUEZ FONOLLOSA, J. (2010). Toward a Reconfigurable MIMO Downlink Air Interface and Radio Resource Management. The SURFACE Concept. IEEE Communications Magazine, 48 (6), 22 - 29. doi:10.1109/MCOM.2010.5473860.
CALVO, E., VIDAL MANZANO, J., RODRÍGUEZ FONOLLOSA, J. (2009). Optimal Resource Allocation in Relay-Assisted Cellular Networks with Partial CSI. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 57 (7), 2809 - 2823. doi:10.1109/TSP.2009.2020008.
CALVO, E., STOJANOVIC, M. (2008). Efficient channel-estimation-Based Multiuser Detection for Underwater CDMA Systems. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 33 (4), 502 - 512. doi:10.1109/JOE.2008.2005355.

Articles in other publications

CALVO, E., CUI, R., WAGNER, L. (2020). "¡Date prisa! ¡Solo quedan tres!". IESE Business School Insight (155), pp. 56 - 61.
CALVO, E., CUI, R., WAGNER, L. (2020). Hurry! Only 3 left in stock! When scarcity signals are most powerful. IESE Business School Insight (155), pp. 56 - 61.
CALVO, E. (2016). Mobile Payments: A Framework for Success. The Keys to a Killer App. IESE Insight (31), pp. 56 - 63.
CALVO, E. (2016). Saque todo el partido al pago móvil. Un valor añadido para su cliente. IESE Insight (31), pp. 56 - 63.

Book Chapters

MUÑOZ MEDINA, O., VIDAL MANZANO, J., AGUSTÍN, S., CALVO, E., ET AL. (2009). Relaying techniques for OFDM-MIMO systems. In Emmanuelle Vivier and Guillaume Vivier (Ed.), Radio Resources Management in WiMAX: From Theoretical Capacity to System Simulations (pp. 271 - 313).

Cases

SERRANO, A., CALVO, E. (2020). Fiore di Zucca. IESE, P-1183-E.
SERRANO, A., CALVO, E. (2020). Fiore di Zucca. IESE, P-1183.
CALVO, E. (2019). Fashiop: A Box of Surprise. IESE, P-1150-E.
CALVO, E. (2018). El Parque Nacional de los Arlanzones. IESE, P-1167.
CALVO, E. (2018). Arlanzones National Park. IESE, P-1167-E.