Juan Santaló

Juan Santaló has a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago and a Master’s in Economics from the Pompeu Fabra University. He is currently Full Professor of Strategic Management at IE University. He has been a Visiting Professor at Bocconi University and the Booth Business School of the University of Chicago, director of the Strategy Department at IE University and director of the Observatory on Competition Policy. In the field of research, Prof. Santaló focuses on the fields of Corporate Strategy and Competitive Strategy in Platform Markets. His latest academic publications have been published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science or Management Science.


• Professor of Strategic Management, IE University, Assistant, Associate and Full, 2002 – Present

• Visiting Professor, Bocconi University, 2013 – 2014

• Chair, Strategy Department, IE Business School, 2008 – 2013

• Director of the Observatory on Competition Policy of IE Business School, 2007 – 2009

• Assistant Director of the Observatory on Competition Policy of IE Business School since 2004 until 2007

• Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Business University of Chicago, summer 2003

• Lecturer, University of Chicago, USA, 1999 – 2001

• Teaching Assistant, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, 1995 – 1997


• Colloquium for Participant-Centered Learning (CPCL) in Harvard Business School, 2004

• PhD in Economics, University of Chicago, USA, 2002

• Masters in Economics, University of Chicago, USA, 1998

• Masters in Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, 1996

• BSc in Economics, University of Barcelona, Spain, 1995


• Dickler, T., Folta, T., Giarratana, M., Santaló, J. “The Value of Flexibility in Multibusiness Firms”. Strategic Management Journal

• Morandi, R., Fosfuri, A., Santaló, J. (2021). “A Bird in the Hand is worth two in the Bush: Technology Search Strategies and Competition due to Import Penetration”. Strategic Management Journal 42 (8): 1516 – 1544

• Giarratana, M., Pasquini, M., Santaló, J. (2021). “Leveraging Synergies versus Resource Redeployment”. Strategic Management Journal 42 (12), 2245 – 2272

• Morandi, R., Santaló, J., Giarratana, M. (2020). “Product Market Competition and Resource Redeployment in Multi-Business Firms”. Strategic Management Journal 41 (10):1799 – 1836

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Professor of Strategic Management, IE Business School