I am the Deputy Director of the MBA and Asst. Professor/Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the University of Essex (UK) - Essex Business School (EBS), Faculty of Social Sciences. Before joining EBS, I was a Postdoctoral scholar (collaborating with Sharon A. Alvarez) at the Katz Graduate School of Business of the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
I received my Ph.D. in Management, with the highest distinction, from IE Business School, Madrid, Spain with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Organization Theory, and Strategic Management.
Dissertation: Disentangling Legitimacy: Three Essays on Legitimacy Perceptions
To carry out my research, I employ various methods, such as conjoint experiments, surveys, interviews, and text analysis. Combining different methods has allowed me to embark on the examination of unique and as-of-yet unaddressed research questions.
My research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Management Studies (FT 50), European Management Review, or Industrial Economics and has been featured in best paper proceedings such as Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research and Academy of Management Annual Meeting Best Paper Proceedings. I regularly present my research at leading international conferences, including the Academy of Management (AOM), the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS), and the European Academy of Management (EURAM), and think tanks such as The Brookings Institution (Washington D.C).
I had the honor of being awarded the French State Award for Academic Excellence and a Best Paper Award at the Iberoamerican Academy of Management.