Presentación Cátedra Joaquim Molins Figueras de Alianzas Estratégicas

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Presentación Cátedra Joaquim Molins Figueras de Alianzas Estratégicas

03/Apr/2017 from 19:00 a 20:30

Barcelona, IESE - Aula Magna Campus Norte (Arnús i Garí, 5)

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Nos alegra compartir con los alumni del IESE la creación de la Cátedra Joaquim Molins Figueras de "Estratégicas", gracias a la contribución de la Fundació Joaquim Molins Figueras y Cementos Molins.

Esta Cátedra tiene como objetivo estudiar algunos de los retos de la dirección eficaz de las alianzas entre empresas, dando a conocer la mejor experiencia disponible al respecto. La titular de la Cátedra será la profesora Africa Ariño.


Franz Heukamp, IESE

Africa Ariño, IESE

Joaquín Molins Gil, Fundació Joaquim Molins Figueras
Joan Molins, Cementos Molins
Julio Rodríguez, Cementos Molins
Moderador: Jordi Canals, IESE 


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    Professor of Economics and Strategic Management

    Jordi Canals is professor of economics and strategic management and was Dean of IESE from 2001 until September 2016. Prof. Canals is a recognized scholar in the areas of corporate strategy, corporate governance, globalization and banking. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Shaping Entrepreneurial Mindsets (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), Leadership Development in a Global world (Palgrave MacMillan 2012), Building Respected Companies (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Managing Corporate Growth (Oxford University Press, 2000), Universal Banking: Theoretical Perspectives and International Comparisons (Oxford University Press, 1997), La internacionalización de la empresa (McGraw-Hill, 1994), and Competitive Strategies in European Banking (Oxford University Press, 1993).


    Prof. Canals has served as guest scholar at the International Monetary Fund, visiting scholar at the World Bank, post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard Business School and guest scholar at the Brookings Institution.

    He was a board member of GMAC, the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, and EQUIS. Jordi Canals is also a founding member of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management and the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, Europe's leading independent oversight group on European banking and financial affairs. In addition, he was a member of the Corporate Governance Commission set up by the Spanish Government in July 2002.

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    IESE Dean

    Professor Franz Heukamp was appointed Dean of IESE Business School in September 2016. Previously, he held the positions of Associate Dean for MBA Programs and Secretary General of IESE. Prof. Heukamp teaches Managerial Decision Sciences and has a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His teaching specialties are decision analysis and forecasting methods. Prof. Heukamp teaches in the MBA, Executive-MBA and other executive education programs of IESE including the Advanced Management Program directed at senior business leaders. His main area of research is behavioral decision-making with a special interest in the area of Neuroeconomics. He is a member of The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences and the Neuroeconomics Society.
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    Academic Director, Center for Globalization and Strategy (CGS)

    Dr. Ariño recived her Ph.D. in Management from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is professor in the Strategic Management Department at IESE Business School, University of Navarra (Spain). In the past, she served as Deputy Dean for Faculty, and as Director of the Ph.D. Program. She is specialized in Strategic Alliance Management, particularly in their structural design, process issues and evolutionary aspects of the inter-partner relationship.

    Her research has been published in first world level academic journals such as Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Management, among others. Also, she is author of numerous contributions in publications aimed at a managerial audience, such as California Management Review or The Academy of Management Executive. She is the co-author of the book Entrepreneurial Alliances (with Jeffrey J. Reuer and Paul Olk), co-editor of two other volumes: Strategic alliances: Governance and contracts (with Jeffrey J. Reuer) and Creating value through international strategy (with P. Ghemawat and J.E. Ricart).

    Dr. Ariño is the Academic Director of the Research Centre on Globalization and Strategy at IESE Business School. She is Associate Editor of Academy of Management Discoveries and Global Strategy Journal, and serves or has served as a member of the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, and European Management Review.

    Currently, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Strategic Management Society. She has also served in the Executive Committee of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management.

    Dr. Ariño was the Chairperson of the 2014 Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society. The conference theme was "Strategies in a World of Networks" and it was attended by +1,100 strategy academics and professionals. She has also organized several specialized conferences related to her research interests, and presents her research regularly at annual conferences sponsored by the Academy of International Business, the Academy of Management, and the Strategic Management Society.

    She teaches courses on Competitive Strategy, Corporate Strategy, and Managin External Growth in MBA and Executive Education programs, as well as in the Ph.D. Program. She also teaches a Ph.D. course on Qualitative Research Methods.

    She has taken part in diverse consulting projects on issues related to Strategic Management such as formulation and implementation of strategic plans and management and governance bodies; design of strategic alliances; and issues particular to family-owned businesses.

    In 2014, Dr. Ariño spent half a year visiting Lagos Business School (Lagos, Nigeria), and Strathmore Business School (Nairobi, Kenya). She is working on the project "Africa to Africa" about African companies that internationalize within the continent. She comments regularly on African business and social issues in her blog "Africa from Africa."