Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center (EIC)

Our mission is to foster entrepreneurship and innovation by developing activities that have substantial and positive impact at all stages of the entrepreneurial process.

Our work combines the interests of the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems, both within and outside IESE. We collaborate with leaders from around the world to contribute to the improvement of entrepreneurship and innovation in society.

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External Collaborators


Journal Articles (refereed)

MOREIRA, S., KLUETER, T. M., TASSELLI, S. (2020). Competition, Technology Licensing-in, and Innovation. Organization Science, 31 (4), 1012-1036. doi:10.1287/orsc.2019.1337.
MOREIRA, S., MARKUS, A., LAURSEN, K. (2018). Knowledge Diversity and Coordination: The Effect of Intrafirm Inventor Task Networks on Absorption Speed. Strategic Management Journal, 39 (9), 2517 - 2546. doi:10.1002/smj.2914.
KLUETER, T. M., MONTEIRO, L. F., DUNLAP-HINKLER, D. (2017). Standard vs. Partnership-Embedded Licensing: Attention And The Relationship Between Licensing And Product Innovations. Research Policy, 46 (9), 1629 - 1643.
ENER, H. (2017). The Unfulfilled Promise of Biotechnology Firms: A Top Management Team-Based Explanation. Industrial and Corporate Change, 26 (5), 887 - 906.
AGARWAL, R., DUSHNITSKY, G., LUMPKIN, T., WRIGHT, M., ZOTT, C. (2017). The Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal at 10: Retrospect and Prospect. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 11 (3), 197 - 199. doi:10.1002/sej.1260.
KAPOOR, R., KLUETER, T. M., WILSON, J. M. (2017). Challenges in the Gene Therapy Commercial Ecosystem. Nature Biotechnology, 35 (9), 813 - 815. doi:10.1038/nbt.3931.
KLUETER, T. M., MONTEIRO, F. (2017). How Does Performance Feedback Affect Boundary Spanning in Multinational Corporations? Insights from Technology Scouts. Journal of Management Studies, 54 (4), 483 - 510. doi:10.1111/joms.12252.
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.
LAURSEN, K., MOREIRA, S., REICHSTEIN, T., LEONE, I. (2017). Evading the Boomerang Effect: Using the Grant-Back Clause to Further Generative Appropriability from Technology Licensing Deals. Organization Science, 28 (3), 514 - 530. doi:10.1287/orsc.2017.1130.
ZOTT, C., AMIT, R. (2017). Business Model Innovation: How to Create Value in a Digital World. Marketing Intelligence Review, 9 (1), 19 - 23. doi:10.1515/gfkmir-2017-0003.

Articles in other publications

PRATS, M. J. (2022). Adopting a retail phygital experience via open innovation. The Story of WOW. Blog IESE.
SIOTA, J., PRATS, M. J. (2022). The Three internal barriers to deep-tech corporate venturing. Chief innovation officers must tackle not-invented-here syndrome, risk aversion, and top-down cultures to successfully collaborate with deep-tech startups.. MIT Sloan Management Review.
PRATS, J., SIOTA, J. (2021). Corporate venturing enablers. How they help open innovation. IESE Insight.
MOREIRA, S. (2018). Cómo intercambiar conocimiento sin perder ventaja competitiva. Innovar mediante alianzas. IESE Insight (36), pp. 29 - 35.
MOREIRA, S. (2018). How to Hook Knowledge When Angling for Innovation. Learning Through Licensing. IESE Insight (36), pp. 29 - 35.


NUENO, P. (2018). Jubilado ¿y ahora qué? Emprender en la jubilación. El business plan perfecto para una nueva etapa de la vida. Barcelona: Plataforma Editorial.
NUENO, P. (2017). The 2020 Board: The Future of Company Boards.
NUENO, P. (2017). Thank you, China. China's influence in the world is decisive in the 21st Century. Barcelona: Plataforma Editorial.
NUENO, P. (2017). Gracias, China. La influencia de China en el resto del mundo es decisiva en el siglo XXI. Barcelona: Plataforma Editorial.
NUENO, P. (2016). The 2020 Board: The Future of Company Boards. Madrid: LID Editorial.


KOLAROVA, L., KELLY, P., SIMON, J., JOHNSON R., R. (2022). International Search Funds-2022. Selected Observations. IESE.
ROURE, J., CABALLERO MEDINA, L., DE SAN JOSÉ RIESTRA, A. (2022). Informe Business Angels 2022. La inversión en startups. Actividad y tendencias.
PRATS, M. J., ALCARAZ, J. A. (2022). Análisis de una nueva generación de start-ups en España y Portugal. CaixaBank.
SIOTA, J., PRATS, J. (2021). Open Innovation. Unlocking hidden opportunities by refining the value proposition between your corporation and corporate venturing enablers. IESE, Barcelona, Spain.
SIOTA, J., PRATS, J., BRIA, V. E. (2021). Open innovation. How corporate giants can better collaborate with deep-tech startups: the case of East and Southeast Asia. IESE, Barcelona, Spain.


PEETERS, C., ZOTT, C. (2020). Aparkalo (A): Dynamizing a Sleepy Industry. IESE, E-208-E.
PEETERS, C., ZOTT, C. (2020). Aparkalo (C): Normal Crisis or Sudden Death? IESE, E-210-E.
PEETERS, C., ZOTT, C. (2020). Aparkalo (B): Revised Business Plan. IESE, E-209-E.
MUNGAI, E., RAHNEMA ALAVI, A. (2018). Public Private Policy Change Engagement: Consumer Choice Limited. IESE, E-189-E.
CASTELLTORT, A., DÁVILA, A. (2018). Driving Innovation Through Intrapreneurship at Chiesi. IESE, E-193-E.

Technical Notes

SIMON, J. (2020). Letter to a Young Operator on Managing During a Crisis. IESE, EN-34-E.
CASTELLTORT, A., ROURE, J. (2016). Emprendiendo en la era lean: ¿Por qué nos adentramos en ella? IESE, EN-20.
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.