Publications

Refereed Publications

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Platform Traps and how to avoid them

With Carmelo Cennamo, Autumn 2016 MIT Sloan Management Review.

Product Market Competition, Information and Earnings Management

2014, with Garen Markarian,  the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting 41:572-599.

Platform Competition: Strategic Tradeoffs in Platform Markets

2013. With Carmelo Cennamo, Strategic Management Journal 34, 1331-1350.

Corporate Governance and the Environment: What type of Governance creates Greener Companies?

2012. With Carl Kock and Luis Diestre, Journal of Management Studies 49:492-514.

When Necessity Becomes a Virtue: The Effect of Product Market Competition on Corporate Social Responsibility

2010. Joint with Daniel Fernández-Kranz. Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 19.

Competition from Specialized Firms and the Diversification-Performance Linkage

2008. Joint with Manuel Becerra, Journal of Finance 63.

The Dominance of Specialized Firms versus Diversified Firms across Industries

2006. Joint with Manuel Becerra, Journal of Business Research 29.

The Effect of Diversification on Performance Revisited

2006. Joint with Manuel Becerra, Management Research 4.

Working Papers

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Product Market Competition, Information and Earnings Management

Working Paper, IE Business School, joint with Garen Markarian, 2010

Regulation, Innovation and Productivity

Working Paper, IE Business School, joint with Francisco Marcos, 2010

When more is not better

Working Paper IE Business School, joint with Carmelo Cennamo, 2008

Principles for benchmarking potentially alternative systems of private copy compensation

Working paper IE Business School, joint with Francisco Marcos and Albert Sánchez, 2008

Competition for Corpses: An Empirical Study of Tomb Pricing Behavior of Spanish Council Towns

Joint with Francisco Marcos and Albert Sánchez, working paper 2007

Decentralization, Regulatory Burden and Economic Development in Spain

Joint with Francisco Marcos and Albert Sánchez, working paper 2007

When do Outside Directors Create Corporate Value?

Joint with Luis Diestre, working paper 2006

Corporate Governance & The Environment: Bad Discretion, Good Discretion, and Environmental Firm Performance

Joint with Carl Kock and Luis Diestre, IE working paper 2005. Revised &Resubmit at the Journal of Management

Other Work In Applied Economics

Efectos Disuasorios de las instituciones de Defensa de la Competencia. ¿Puede haber demasiado de una buena cosa? (2008). Book chapter at the Libro Marrón del Círculo de de Empresarios, “Una reflexión sobre las políticas de Defensa de la Competencia”

“Reflexiones sobre el modelo de TV Pública”, report of the Observatory on Competition Policy written with Carlos López Blanco, Francisco Marcos, María Contreras and Intelica Consulting.

Estudio sobre la Telefonía Móvil: Efectos Económicos del Estancamiento de la Infraestructura en España joint with Manuel Becerra, report published by ANIEL

“La Piratería Audiovisual en España”, joint with Arnaud Gorgeon, David Allen and Georgina Tazón, IE working paper 2003

Estimación del Impacto Económico de la Piratería en la Industria Discográfica en España, joint with David Allen and Georgina Tazón. IE working paper 2003

“Introducció a la Història de la Industria de la Plata a Menorca”, in Estudis d’Història Economica, Palma de Mallorca, 1996

Press Articles

La reforma de la financiación de la televisión pública: ¿Camino de servidumbre? Expansión 16th of July 2009

Descentralización, carga regulatoria y Desarrollo, joint with Francisco Marcos and Albert Sánchez. Revista Consejeros nº 28, May 2008.

¿Es el Canon tan Malo? La Gaceta de los Negocios 8th of February 2007.

“La Regulación de los Seguros de Deceso” 5 Días 7th of August 2006.

El potencial de la Teoría de Juegos, Cinco Días 12th of October 2005

El veto del consejo de ministros, joint with Francisco Marcos, Expansión e8th of April 2005

Other Research Experience

Referee Journal of Management, Foro de Finanzas, Journal of Political Economy, Revista del Instituto de Empresa, Management Research and Journal of Law, Economics, and Organizations.

Editor joint with Francisco Marcos of a special issue of Revista de Empresa devoted to Antitrust and Business Strategy.

Evaluator of research projects of ANEP.

Research assistant of professors Luis Garicano and Jesus Santos, Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago, Spring 2000.

Research Assistant of professor James Heckman, University of Chicago, 1998-1999

Research Assistant of professor Andreu Mas-Colell, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 1996-1997

Research Assistant of professor Antoni Manresa, Universitat de Barcelona, 1994-1995

Scholarships and Awards

  • Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence for the article
    “Division Director versus CEO Compensation: New Insights into the Determinants of Executive Pay” selected as one of the 50 best articles published in 2009 in management.
  • Best Professor of IE Business School, December 2009.
  • Nominated Best professor of the International MBA Program at IE Business School, December 2008.
  • Best professor of graduate programs at IE Business School , june 2007.
  • SAP Best Paper Award at the 2006 Annual Conference in Corporate Strategy, Berlin.
  • W. C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching, 2001.
  • John M. Olin scholarship for graduate studies, 2001-2002
  • University of Chicago scholarship for graduate studies, 1998-2001
  • Fulbright Scholarship for graduate studies in USA: 1997-1999
  • Research Scholarship of Spain’s Ministerio de Educación 1995-1996.
  • Research Prize Ateneo de Menorca in Social Sciences, 1995, for the book“La Fábrica de Juan Gomila Riudavets
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Refereed Conferences

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October 2010 Presentation of the paper "Quality Competition In Platform Markets: Evidence From The U.S. Videogame Industry"

Joint with Carmelo Cennamo at the Strategic Management Scoeity Meetings, Rome 2010.

August 2009: Presentation of the paper "Differentiation, competition, and pricing policy: Evidence from the Spanish hotel industry,"

Joint with Manuel Becerra and Charo Silva at the 2009 Meeting of the Academy of Management

October 2007: Presentation of the paper “When Necessity Becomes a Virtue: Effect of Product Market Competition on Corporate Social Responsibility”

joint with Daniel Fernández, at the 2007 Meeting of the Strategic Management Society in Orlando.

September 2007: Presentation of the paper “Decentralization, Regulatory Burden and Economic Development in Spain”

at the 007 Meting of the European Association of Law an Economics, Copenhaguen.

August 2007: Presentation of the paper “Effect of Good Corporate Governance: What really Matters is a Strong Principal”

joint with Luis Diestre at the 2007 Meeting de la Academy of Management Society, Philadelphia.

November 2006: Presentation of the paper: “Division Director Versus CEO Compensation: Are they any Different?”

joint with Carl Kock at the 2006 Strategic Management Society Meeting, Viena.

November 2006: Presentation of the paper:“When do Outside Directors Create Corporate Value?”

joint with Luis Diestre at the 2006 Strategic Management Society Meeting, Viena.

September 2006: Presentation of the paper: “Competition for Corpses: An Empirical Study of Tomb Pricing Behavior of Spanis Council Towns”

joint with Francisco Marcos and Albert Sánchez at the 2006 Meting of the European Association of Law an Economics, Madrid.

October 2005: Presentation of the paper “Corporate Governance & The Environment: Bad Discretion, Good Discretion, and Environmental Firm Performance”

joint with Carl Koch and Luis Diestre at the 2005 Meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Orlando.

September 2005: Presentation of the paper “Determinants of Corporate Antitakeover Provisions”

at the 2005 Meeting of the European Association of Law and Economics, Ljubliana.

August 2005: Presentation of the paper “The Effect of Diversification on Performance Revisited”

joint with Manuel Becerra at the 2005 Meeting of the Academy of Management Society, Hawaii.

August 2005: Presentation of the Paper “Are Shareholders Environmental Laggards?”

joint with Carl Kock at the 2005 Meeting de la Academy of Management Society, Hawaii.

January 2005: Presentation of the paper: “The Dominance of Specialized Firms versus Diversified Firms across Industries”

at the Strategic Management Conference in LatinAmerica, INCAE, San José de Costa Rica.

November 2004: Presentation of the paper: “Determinants of Corporate Antitakeover Provisions”

at the 2004 Meeting of the Latinoamerican Economic Association (LACEA) in San José, Costa Rica.

June 2004: Presentation of the paper “The Effect of Diversification on Performance Across Industries”

at the 2004 International Conference on Industrial Organization, Law And Economics, The Athens Institute for Education and Research.

September 2003: Presentation of the Paper “Organizacional Capital, the Diversification Discount and the Size Discount”

at the 2003 Congreso Nacional de la ACEDE (Asociación Científica de Economía y Dirección de Empresas”)