Luis Diestre

Luis Diestre is a Full Professor at IE Business School. He received his PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Southern California in 2009. His research interests evolve around two distinct topics: non-market strategy and R&D activities in the Biopharmaceutical industry. Luis' work appears in publications such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Management Science, the Journal of Management Studies, and Research Policy. In addition, Luis was included in Poets and Quants' 2015 list of "The World's Best 40 Under 40 Business School Professors". He served as an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal between 2019 and 2022, and has been a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Academy of Management Journal (since 2010) and the Strategic Management Journal (since 2014).  Luis is also the CEO and founder of Translucent Datalab, a healthcare technology start-up that generates knowledge around Illegal Online Pharmacies’ activities. This start-up is an University spin-off that emerged from an ERC Starting Grant (€1.4 million) awarded in 2016 and an ERC Proof of Concept Grant (€150,000) awarded in 2023 to perform research around the illegal trade of pharmaceutical drugs

Academic Background

• PhD in Strategic Management, University of Southern California, USA

• MBA, IE Business School, Spain

• BSc in Telecommunication Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Academic Experience

• Professor of Strategy: IE University, since 2020

• ERC Starting Grant, 2017-2022

• Academic Director of the Strategy Area: IE Business School, 2014 - 2017

• Associate Professor of Strategy: IE University, 2014 – 2020

• Assistant Professor of Strategy: IE University, 2009 - 2014

• Visiting Professor: University of Surrey, 2014 - 2017

Selected Publications

Diestre, L., Lumineau, F, Durand, R(2023) Litigate or Let It Go? Multimarket Contact and Ip Infringement Litigatio Dynamic. Research Policy, Vol.52(6)

Diestre, L., Montauti, M., Pinto, H. (2022). Someone Else to Blame: The Effectiveness of Ego- and Alter-Centric Impression Management Tactics in the US Food Retail Industry. Organization Science, Vol.34 (3): 987 - 1352

• Barber, B., Diestre, L.  (2022). Can Firms Avoid Tough Patent Examiners Through “Examiner-Shopping”? Strategic Timing of Citations in USPTO Patent Applications. Strategic Management Journal, Vol.43 (9): 1854 - 1871

Diestre, L., Barber IV, B., Santaló, J. (2020). “The Friday Effect: FDA Drug Safety Alert (In)Effectiveness and Firm Lobbying”. Management Science, Vol. 66 (8): 3677 - 3698

• Featured in Le Monde (2019), Marginal Revolution Blog (2019), Spiegel (2021), Freakonomics MD podcast (2021), and Medscape (2022)

• Barber, B., Diestre, L. (2019). “Pushing for Speed or Scope? Pharmaceutical Lobbying and FDA Drug Review”. Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 40 (8): 1194 - 1218

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