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Salvador Carmona, Rector of IE University, receives Honorary Doctorate from Finland’s Aalto University

Salvador Carmona receives Honorary Doctorate from Aalto University

Carmona has received an honorary doctorate from Aalto University at a ceremony today in the institution’s campus in Helsinki.

Salvador Carmona, Rector of IE University, has received an honorary doctorate from Aalto University at a ceremony today in the institution’s campus in Helsinki. Also honored at the event were the President and CEO of LG Electronics, Brian Kwon, as well as experts from the Universities of Oxford, Chicago and California.

Internationally recognized for its innovative programs, Aalto University is one of Finland’s leading academic institutions and the doctorate conferred on Salvador Carmona recognizes his academic and professional merits, as well as his research work in accounting and management control, along with his responsibilities as editor of the European Accounting Review and President of the European Accounting Association. Aalto University also recognizes the work of IE University’s Rector in promoting the mobility of academics in these areas.

The Honorary Doctorate from Aalto University is in addition to the recognition of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Seville, which has distinguished Salvador Carmona as one of the 50 most outstanding graduates in the 50-year history of the Faculty, which celebrates its anniversary this year.

International prestige

Salvador Carmona, rector of IE University since 2011, is recognized internationally as a academic and a manager of educational institutions. Over the course of his career as an academic manager, in addition to his responsibilities at IE University, he has overseen the National R&D Plan in Spain in the area of Economics and Business Management. He is a member of the editorial boards of 15 prestigious international academic journals -he has been the editor of the European Accounting Review, president of the European Accounting Assn and Senior Editor of Oxford Research Reviews- and is the author or co-author of a long list of articles, books and teaching materials of international scope.

He also has experience as a business consultant, and has been a visiting professor at CEIBS (China), Arizona State University (US) and the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), among others. As a researcher, Carmona has studied the relationship between technological change and management control systems, as well as the organizational and social aspects of accounting systems, with special emphasis on ethical aspects. The results of this research have been published in leading international journals and books.

In February 2019, Carmona was invested Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Almeria. A native of the southern Spanish province, he participated in the design of the first curriculum of the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies at the Autnomous University of Almería.