Miguel Ángel

Associate Professor of Managerial Decision Sciences

• PhD in Mathematics, Universitat de Barcelona

Prof. Canela holds a Ph. D. degree in Mathematics from the Universitat de Barcelona (1980). Before joining IESE in 2009, he was a professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Analysis of that university and a part-time professor of the Ph. D. Program at IESE. He also worked many years as a consultant at the Institut Català de Tecnologia.

His Ph. D. Dissertation and first research papers were concerned with various problems of Functional Analysis. Later, his interest switched towards interdisciplinary research, entering diverse fields, such as Management Science, Nutrition, Botany, Toxicology and Biochemistry. Nowadays, his attention is focused on the application of Data Science to various aspects of Management.


Journal Articles (refereed)

ALEGRE, I., CANELA, M. Á., PASTORIZA, D. (2022). Dataset on PGA Tour tournament entry. Data in Brief, 41, Article 107952. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2022.107952.
BARROSO DEL TORO, A., TORT-MARTORELL, X., CANELA, M. Á. (2022). How shareholders react to sustainable narratives about leading European energy companies?. An event study using sentiment data from the global database for events, language and tone (GDELT). Applied Economics. doi:10.1080/00036846.2021.2009759. (Online first)
VÉLEZ-PEREIRA, A. M., DE LINARES, C., CANELA, M. Á., BELMONTE, J. (2021). Spatial distribution of fungi from the analysis of aerobiological data with a gamma function. Aerobiologia, 37 (3), 461-477. doi:10.1007/s10453-021-09696-6.
PASTORIZA, DAVID, D., ALEGRE, I., CANELA, M. Á. (2021). Conditioning the effect of prize on tournament self-selection. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC PSYCHOLOGY, 86. doi:10.1016/j.joep.2021.102414.
SCHWEINSBERG, M., FELDMAN, M., STAUB, N., VAN DEN AKKER, O. R., VAN AERT, R. C. M., VAN ASSEN, M. A. L. M., ... UHLMANN, E. L. (2021). Same data, different conclusions. Radical dispersion in empirical results when independent analysts operationalize and test the same hypothesis. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 165, 228-249. doi:10.1016/j.obhdp.2021.02.003.
VÉLEZ-PEREIRA, A. M., DE LINARES, C., CANELA, M. Á., BELMONTE, J. (2019). Logistic regression models for predicting daily airborne Alternaria and Cladosporium concentration levels in Catalonia (NE Spain). International Journal of Biometeorology, 63 (12), 1541 - 1553. doi:10.1007/s00484-019-01767-1.
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.
GÜÇLÜ, B., CANELA, M. Á. (2017). The Destructive Effect of Complex Analytics on Innovativeness. International Journal of Applied Behavioural Economics, 6 (4), 38 - 56. doi:10.4018/IJABE.2017100103.
RAFECAS, M., ARRANZ, L. I., GARCÍA, M., HERNÁNDEZ, J., CANELA, M. Á. (2015). Weight Loss and Improvement of Body Composition in a Group of Women Using Food Supplements Along with Hypocaloric Diet. International Journal of Food and Nutritional Science, 2 (5), 1 - 5. doi:10.15436/2377-0619.15.038.
PASTORIZA, D., ARIÑO, M. A., RICART, J. E., CANELA, M. Á. (2015). Does an Ethical Work Context Generate Internal Social Capital? Journal of Business Ethics, 129 (1), 77 - 92. doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2145-4.

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.
IBARRA GARZA, A., CUGUERÓ-ESCOFET, N., CANELA, M. Á. (2017). Prosocial Crowdlending in Kenya (WP-1166-E). Barcelona: IESE.
MOLESKIS, M., CANELA, M. Á. (2016). Crowdfunding Success: The Case Of Kiva.Org (WP-1137-E). Barcelona: IESE.
PEDREIRA, E., CANELA, M. Á. (2012). Materias primas: ¿Qué cambió en la última década? (WP-1066).
GROH, A. P., LIECHTENSTEIN, H., CANELA, M. Á. (2008). International allocation determinants of institutional investments in venture capital and private equity limited partnerships (DI-726-E).

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.


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.
GÜÇLÜ, B., CANELA, M. Á. (2017). Analytics Overuse in Advertising and Promotion Budget Forecasting. In Information Resources Management Association (USA) (Ed.), Advertising and Branding: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 477 - 505). Hershey, PA: Igi Global.
GÜÇLÜ, B., CANELA, M. Á. (2016). Analytics Overuse in Advertising and Promotion Budget Forecasting. In M. Tavana, K. Szabat, & K. Puranam (Eds.), Organizational Productivity and Performance Measurements Using Predictive Modeling and Analytics (pp. 163 - 191). Hershey, PA: Igi Global.


CHINCHILLA, N., LEÓN, C., TORRES E., CANELA, M. Á. (2007). Trayectoria, conciliación y rol de los directivos.
ALEGRE, I., CHINCHILLA, N., LEÓN, C., CANELA, M. Á. (2007). Políticas de conciliación, liderazgo y cultura en 2.200 PYMES españolas.
CHINCHILLA, N., LEÓN, C., CANELA, M. Á., ARIÑO, M. A., QUIROGA, V. (2007). Análisis sectorial de las políticas de conciliación. Conclusiones del estudio IFREI 2006 basado en 360 empresas.


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.