Assistant Professor of Managerial Decision Sciences

• PhD in Management, IESE Business School
• Master of Research in Management, IESE Business School
• Degree in Industrial Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Inés Alegre holds a PhD in Management from IESE and a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

Before joining IESE, Alegre was an assistant professor at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya and at the UPC.

Her research focuses on new organizational forms in the sharing economy such as collaborative consumption platforms, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and social enterprises. Her dissertation looked at how social enterprises manage their social and economic goals.

Areas of interest

* Crowdfunding
* Social entrepreneurship
* Non-profits
* Quantitative methods for decision-making
* Big data


Journal Articles (refereed)

MASSA SALUZZO, F., ALEGRE, I. (2021). Supporting entrepreneurs. The role of third-party endorsement in crowdfunding platforms. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 162, Article 120402. doi:
BERBEGAL-MIRABENT, J., GUERRERO, A., ALEGRE, I. (2020). Mission statements and performance. an exploratory study of science parks. Long Range Planning, 53 (5), Article 101932. doi:
BERBEGAL-MIRABENT, J., ALEGRE, I., OLAYA-ESCOBAR, E. S. (2020). Exploring the relationship between service quality of technology transfer offices and researchers' patenting activity. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 157. doi:
ALEGRE, I., MOLESKIS, M. (2019). Beyond financial motivations in crowdfunding. a systematic literature review of donations and rewards. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. doi: (Online first)
ALEGRE, I., BERBEGAL-MIRABENT, J., GUERRERO, A. (2019). Mission Statements: What University Research Parks Tell Us About Timing. Journal of Business Strategy, 40 (5), 46 - 53. doi:10.1108/JBS-11-2018-0191.
MOLESKIS, M., ALEGRE, I., CANELA, M. Á. (2019). Crowdfunding Entrepreneurial or Humanitarian Needs? The Influence of Signals and Biases on Decisions. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 48 (3), 552 - 557. doi:10.1177/0899764018802367.
GALLO, I., TOWNSEND, C., ALEGRE, I. (2019). Experiential Product Framing and Its Influence on the Creation of Consumer Reviews. Journal of Business Research, 98, 177 - 190. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.01.007.
CABALLERO MORENO, W. G., ALEGRE, I., ARMENGOU, J., AGUADO, A. (2019). Self-construction in informal settlements. a multiple-criteria decision-making method for assessing sustainability of floor slabs in Bucaramanga, Colombia. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 34 (1), 195 - 217. doi:10.1007/s10901-018-9606-5.
ALEGRE, I., BERBEGAL-MIRABENT, J., GUERRERO, A., MAS-MACHUCA, M. (2018). The Real Mission of the Mission Statement: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Journal of Management & Organization, 24 (4), 456 - 473. doi:10.1017/jmo.2017.82.
MELAO, N., AMORIN, M., MARIMON, F., ALEGRE, I. (2018). Quality Management Systems in European Social Service Organizations. A Survey of EQUASS Assurance Pioneer Adopters. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 35 (2), 354 - 372. doi:10.1108/IJQRM-10-2016-0187.

Working Papers

N'GUESSAN, M. N., ALEGRE, I., CANELA, M. Á. (2017). Crowdfunding In Africa. An Empirical Study Of Kiva Platform Users In Sub-Saharan Africa (WP-1172-E). Barcelona: IESE.
ALEGRE, I., MOLESKIS, M. (2016). Crowdfunding: A Review and Research Agenda (WP-1142-E). Barcelona: IESE.


ALEGRE, I. (2016). A light at the end of the tunnel: Mission Statements in Social Enterprises. Book of Abstracts of the II Research Workshop on Missions, leadership and sustainability. Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
MAS-MACHUCA, M., BERBEGAL MIRABEN, J., ALEGRE, I. (2015). The role of work-family balance on job satisfaction. In Ritta Cavallotti and Consuelo León (Ed.), Family and sustainable development : Proceedings of the Second International Conference Family and Society : 24-25 September, 2014, Barcelona (pp. 441 - 455).

Articles in other publications

ALEGRE, I., CANELA, M. Á. (2018). 'Marketing intelligence', una evolución necesaria de los sistemas BI que demanda competencias clave. Harvard Deusto Márketing y Ventas (152), pp. 38 - 45.
ALEGRE, I., ARIÑO, M. A., CANELA, M. Á. (2017). Big Data: Where To Begin?. How To Get The Most Out Of Data Analysis. Alumni Magazine (145), pp. 22 - 25.
ALEGRE, I., ARIÑO, M. A., CANELA, M. Á. (2017). Big data: ¿Por dónde empezamos?. Cómo sacar partido del análisis de datos. Revista de Antiguos Alumnos (145), pp. 26 - 29.
BERBEGAL MIRABEN, J., ALEGRE, I., GIL, D. (2016). La innovación en las empresas sociales. B-UIC (7), pp. 3 - 7.


CANELA, M. Á., ALEGRE, I., IBARRA, A. (2019). Quantitative Methods for Management: A Practical Approach. Berlin: Springer.

Book Chapters

CANELA, M. Á., GUÇLU, B., ALEGRE, I. (2019). An Exploratory Analysis Using Co-Authorship Network: Trends in Risk Behavior. In Dileep Kumar G. (Ed.), Machine Learning Techniques for Improved Business Analytics (pp. 166 - 200). Hershey, PA: Igi Global.
N'GUESSAN, M. N., ALEGRE, I., BERBEGAL MIRABEN, J., MAS-MACHUCA, M. (2018). Crowd lending: A global phenomenon arrives to Sub-Saharan Africa. In Nezameddin Faghih (Ed.), Globalization in Developing Economies. Berlin: Springer.
BERBEGAL MIRABEN, J., ALEGRE, I., RIBEIRO-SORIANO, D. (2018). Entrepreneurship in Middle East and North Africa: A bibliometric Analysis. In Nezameddin Faghih, Mohammad Reza Zali (Eds.), Entrepreneurship Education and Research in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA): Dynamics in Trends, Policy and Business Environment (pp. 273 - 290). Berlin: Springer.
ALEGRE, I., BERBEGAL-MIRABENT, J. (2017). Gourmet Products from Food Waste: Rethinking Food Management and Social Justice. In Dhiman S., Marques J. (eds), Handbook of Engaged Sustainability (pp. 1 - 20). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
BERBEGAL MIRABEN, J., GIL, D., ALEGRE, I. (2017). Why would you ever want to become an academic entrepreneur?. In Ana Tur-Porcar and Domingo Ribeiro-Soriano (Ed.), Inside the Mind of the Entrepreneur: Cognition, personality traits, intention and gender behavior (pp. 33 - 45). Berlin: Springer.


ALEGRE, I., CHINCHILLA, N., LEÓN, C., CANELA, M. Á. (2007). Políticas de conciliación, liderazgo y cultura en 2.200 PYMES españolas.


OSUNA, I., ALEGRE, I., CANELA, M. Á. (2019). The Sales Trend at Guarini. IESE, AD-370-E.
N'GUESSAN, M. N., ALEGRE, I., CANELA, M. Á. (2019). HR Analytics at Barney. IESE, AD-369-E.
IBARRA, A., ALEGRE, I. (2018). Kipo. CAS-112.
IBARRA, A., ALEGRE, I. (2018). The Beatles: la audición fallida. CAS-113.
ALEGRE, I., DÁVILA, A. (2012). Palau de la Musica Catalana: Gestión, control y la fragilidad de la cultura. IESE, C-751.