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Cristina Cruz


Cristina Cruz


Academic Director of the IE Center for Families in Business


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Born into a family business, Cristina dedicates most of her teaching and research to studying organizations in which a family group is present and has an influence in strategic decision making. The results of her research have been published in leading international academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal. In recognition of this research work, IE awarded Cristina with the Research Excellence Award. Poets & Quants also included her in the “40 Best Business School professors under 40” list.  Cristina Cruz holds a PhD in Economics and Quantitative Methods from Carlos III University, an Executive Development program in Family Business from IE Business School, a BA in International Economics from Manchester University and a degree in Economics from Murcia University. She is the Director of the IE Center for Families in Business, a networking & research center dedicated to support families in business in their way to create wealth across generations.